Remember why you Started: The Guide to Motivation

The most common reason people fall to unhealthy diet patterns and skip the gym is lack of motivation. If there is no incentive or driving reason for you to change your health, why would you? Nearly every fitness inspiration role model says that motivation is the key to success. If you know your motivation, it is important to constantly remember that reason why you started. Before evaluating a health decision or choosing whether to go to the gym, think about that driving reason and use it to get you to make the right choices for your health. What are some ways you can remember what motivates you?\r\n

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  • Write it down
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  • Tell a friend
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  • Post reminders around your house
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\r\nWhat if you don’t have a motivation though? or your motivation is not strong enough to get you to take action? Take a look at these possible reasons that can be used to motivate you to either eat better, go to the gym, or both.\r\n\r\nLive Longer\r\nWorking out and eating healthy lowers your risk for many diseases including heart disease. Lowering your risk of developing such diseases will ultimately make you live longer. Not only will you live longer, you will be living in good health. So next time you workout or are making diet decisions think about the long term and know that you are adding years to your life.\r\n\r\nSleep Better\r\nBoth diet and exercise play a role in how well you sleep. Certain foods have the power to make you sleep better while exercising releases built up energy and makes you hit that pillow harder. Furthermore, if you workout and eat right, it is less likely that you will toss and turn at night.\r\n\r\nRelieve Stress\r\nWhen experiencing stress muscles are tense especially in your face, neck, and shoulders. This stress can leave you with back pain, neck pain, or unpleasant headaches. You may also experience problems such as insomnia, heartburn, or stomach aches. The worry and discomfort of all these physical symptoms can in turn lead to even more stress, creating a vicious cycle between your mind and body, which is detrimental to your mental health.\r\n\r\nExercising breaks this cycle. As well as releasing endorphins in the brain, physical activity helps to relax the muscles and relieve tension in the body. When your body feels relief, so will your mind.\r\n\r\nReduce Anxiety and Depression\r\nNumerous studies have proven the mental health benefits that diet and exercise have. that exercise can help treat depression and anxiety almost as effectively as antidepressant medication—but without the side-effects, of course.\r\n\r\nExercise is a powerful depression because it promotes all kinds of changes in the brain, including neural growth, reduced inflammation, and new activity patterns that promote feelings of calm and well-being. It also releases endorphins, powerful chemicals in your brain that make you feel good. Exercise is also a great outlet where you can escape all the negative thoughts you may be experiencing.\r\n\r\nLook Better\r\nLooking better is the leading motivation for most people because this has a physical result. Whether this is the core of your motivation or not, if you focus on healthy eating habits and exercise habits, your body with gradually improve. You may feel more in shape and feel younger. In addition you may look younger! Your skin tightens when you workout, toning the muscles and firming the skin around them. Sweating is also great for your pores and releasing toxins which results in a beautiful glow of your skin.\r\n\r\nFeel Better\r\nAll of these results are happening simultaneously, so ultimately you are going to all around FEEL better, which will improve your mood, and in turn, your life.\r\nSo use these reasons to assist in building your motivation, the key to success.\r\n\r\n \r\n\r\nReferences: Help Guide