Top 10 reasons why you should exercise today

April 16, 2013

If you're looking for an excuse to work out, we've got you covered. Here are the top 10 reasons why you should exercise today:

1. New home fitness equipment
Whether it's a treadmill, elliptical or exercise bike, a new piece of TRUE Fitness equipment is a reason to celebrate. To help you get and stay excited about working out, try the award-winning M50 treadmill: It comes with an easy-to-read LCD screen that will give you data feedback and help you meet your weight loss or fitness goals.

2. It will make you happy
Regular exercise not only releases chemicals that can boost your mood, it can also keep you happy and relaxed by reducing the tension that comes with anxiety or depression.

3. Swimsuit season is coming
If you want to lose weight or tone your body in time for swimsuit season, working out is a must! Just a half-hour of exercise each day can make a world of difference.

4. Decrease risk of illness
Aerobic exercise has been known to decrease the risk of a variety of illnesses, including heart disease, obesity, viruses and certain types of cancer. Exercise can also lower your blood pressure and help control blood sugar levels.

5. It will strengthen your heart
A strong heart can pump blood more efficiently through your body. Regular exercise will help you accomplish this feat.

6. It will keep you energized
Although it takes a certain amount of energy to exercise, working out will also help you keep you energized by delivering oxygen and essential nutrients to the tissues in your body. It can even increase your stamina over the long term.

7. You'll live longer
Because regular exercise keeps you healthy, it will also help you live longer! Studies show that those who participate in physical activities regularly have a much lower risk of premature death than those who do not.

8. You'll sleep better
People who have trouble sleeping often find that a bit of exercise helps them relax so they can get those eight hours of rest they so desperately need.

9. You'll be less stressed
Research has shown that exercise can be a powerful stress reliever because it stimulates the release of endorphins, which will help to improve your mood so you can confront the day.

10. It will help you focus
If you're having trouble focusing at work or school, try fitting in a quick workout. It will improve the blood flow to your brain and help you concentrate.