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Reasons To Eat Healthy And Exercise

Too many people don’t exercise enough, or in some cases at all.  Too many people are not eating healthy whole foods.  Are you one of them?  For a lot of people the thought of exercising and eating healthy doesn’t appeal to them.  For some reason exercise and healthy eating have a very negative connotation for a lot of people.  Maybe all they need are really good reasons to eat healthy and exercise.

Some Great Reasons To Eat Healthy And Exercise

If you’re looking for a great reason to eat healthy and exercise see if any of these reasons speak to you.

  1. Look better.

For many this is the motivating factor to start eating healthy and exercising.  It shouldn’t be the only reason but if it motivates you to start, use that motivation!  Eating healthy and exercising will help you to get to a healthy weight and will even help make your skin look better.  It also gives you a feeling of confidence that shines through making you even more attractive!

  1. Be there for your kids and grand kids.

Look after your health now so you can live a long and mobile life that you can enjoy with your kids and grand kids.  How great would it be to be able to take your grand kids out and not have to worry about whether or not you can keep  up with them.  You want to be able to give your all to your kids and grand kids so take care of your health now.

  1. Save money on medical bills.

You may feel healthy enough now, but if you’re not taking proper care of yourself your health will deteriorate.  Once your health deteriorates you’ll be forced to use costly medications just to be able to function properly.  By eating healthy and exercising now you may be able to avoid medications later.

  1. Feel excited about your life.

When you eat healthy and exercise you’ll have more energy and a better outlook on life.  Instead of living your life simply to make it through another day you could be living with passion and actually feel excited about your future.

  1. Better sex.

Exercise helps keep your blood pressure healthy and helps to regulate hormones.  Both those things will improve your sex life.  A study done at Boston University found that a daily 2 mile walk for men greatly improved their performance in bed.  Eating healthy helps boost circulation which will lead to better sex.

It’s Not Hard So Do It!

Eating healthy and exercising is not hard.  All it takes is a bit of planning and some effort.  For all the payoffs you experience don’t you think it’s worth it?

Reasons To Eat Healthy That Are Not Weight Related

For many people the main motivation behind eating healthy is to lose weight.  This instantly makes you think deprivation which is why a lot of people have a negative feeling toward eating healthy.  The good news?  It’s possible to eat healthy and enjoy what you’re eating.  But a thought shift needs to happen – don’t put yourself on a healthy ‘diet’ just for the sole reason of losing weight.  Take  a look at some of these great reasons to eat healthy that are not weight related.

Reasons To Eat Healthy That Are Not Weight Related

  1. Eating healthy saves you money in the long run.

Unfortunately junk food is super cheap so it can be tempting to save a few bucks by stocking up on processed foods.  A study was done that showed that produce and lean meats add about $1.50/day to your grocery budget, but it also noted that when you include the cost savings from preventing illness (ie obesity, type 2 diabetes etc) you actually end up saving about $2.71/day in the long run.  Eat healthy now and come out ahead with both your healthy and finances.

  1. Eating healthy reduces cravings for junk food.

Cravings typically happen when you don’t get all the nutrients your body needs which causes low energy.  When you eat healthy your body gets the nutrients it needs so it doesn’t drive you to keep eating.  Junk food might fill you up momentarily but once your brain realizes that your body hasn’t gotten all the nutrients it needs and energy is running low it’ll drive you to seek out more food.  Typically it’ll drive you to eat food that’s high in calories and sugar looking or the fastest delivery of energy.

  1. Eating healthy helps with potential muscle soreness after a workout.

According to several studies, what you eat after your workout will determine how quickly and how well your muscles recover.  The biggest factor is getting enough protein after your workout.  Protein provides the amino acids (building blocks) you need to repair and build muscle.  For maximum results try drinking a shake with a good amount of protein and some healthy carbs right after your next workout.

  1. Eating healthy helps with clear skin.

What you put in your body will directly affect your skin.  If you suffer from acne try removing sugar, dairy and processed grains and see if it clears up.  Try removing one at a time to see if a single one is what’s causing the problem.  Drinking enough water is another way to clear up your skin.

  1. Eating healthy can amp up your sex drive!

Researchers have found that eating certain healthy spices can actually increase sex drive and performance in both males and females.  The next time you’re out shopping for spices pick up some saffron and ginger to use in the dinner you make for you and your partner and see where the night takes you.  Stay away from alcohol though.  While it might increase your desire, it will most likely hamper your performance.

Reap The Benefits Of Eating Healthy

There are a lot of delicious healthy foods out there and you absolutely can find ones that you love.  If you’ve been eating junk for a while you’ll need to give your taste buds a chance to recover from the ill effects of overly flavoured frankenfood but once they do you’ll never want to go back to eating crap and feeling like crap.  Try it!