Wednesday, 22 January 2014

Why do i need to workout?



Fitness: working out, training, exercise or getting into shape; whatever you call it, you are fully aware that you should be incorporating it into your lifestyle. But, just like how the warning notice on boxes of cigarettes, clearly states this is bad for your health; but still it goes unnoticed. Most of us ignore the well known fact that living an active lifestyle is good for our health.

Why? Because we find excuses; we say we lack the time; we say we can’t spare the money to go the gym or we just say we are tired and can not be bothered(click here to overcome these excuses).

Yes this is the sad and cold truth.

So go ahead! Pick up that cigarette, drink that beer, whilst you eat that takeaway and i hope it is worth it. For each puff, slurp and bite is saying goodbye to another day you could be spending with a loved one. Another time you could run and play with your children. Another breath you could be taking whilst engaging in a fun activity with your friends. Do you really want to take another step closer to death? When you could be stepping away…

Will fitness save your life? Will it make you immortal? Well, what if the Zombie apocalypse comes? ok, it probably won't but just in case i would like to know i have a fighting chance or at least enough fitness to run to my nearest 4x4 dealership. But seriously, we all have to die sometime. But, being active will prolong your life. Along with allowing you to live healthier and live longer.

Do you have to give up all those naughty things you like? well, if you want to get fitter quicker and stay health for longer quitting those other "naughty things" would help. But, you don't have to. At least try to keep your health like a seesaw. Whereby your good activities outweigh your bad...

Don’t see training as just building muscles or losing fat; so you can look good in the mirror. See it as adding days to your life. See it as making you that bit quicker to escape deaths eventual grasp; rather than running towards it propelled by all the those unhealthy activities and foods.

See fitness s reaching your potential! As Socrates says it is a waste of a health body to allow it to not reach its potential. That's like having a perfect functioning car that you are letting rust away!

That said, fitness doesn't have to be strict monk like existence. But it does mean finding a balance between the good and the bad.

Don’t have the time? Well manage your time better. This will help your whole life

Don’t have the spare money? Train at home; I have lots of home workouts for free on youtube.

Too tired and lack motivation? Look at your diet and sleeping partners this will give you more energy and motivation for work and play!

I always say the Three Cs of life are choice, chance and change; YOU have to make the choice to take the chance, if you want anything to change.

Antoine Allen

So good luck on your fitness journey. Enjoy every step of this amazing life!

Antoine Allen


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