Why It Is So Important To Start Exercising In Your 20s!

We know, your 20s are about freedom. You've finished school, you've moved away from home. It is time to stretch your wings. You are fearless in your pursuit of your life and your identity. And while medical professionals may warn you about the disasters that can strike in middle age if you don't stay active, in your 20s, no one can tell you what to do. Period. Your 20s is a time for self destructive experimentation. And while the self destructive experiments can happen to varying degrees, one thing is certain: exercise can mitigate the damage. It is something everyone can do, no matter your ability or economic status. As fitness expert Tracy Anderson says, "Those of us who exercise regularly in our 20s will increase our fitness, our health, our pride, our self-satisfaction, our capacity to lead by example, our development of self-discipline, our sense of priority, and the likelihood that we will continue to engage in regular exercise as we grow older." https://www.instagram.com/p/BJRERAMBZPg/?taken-by=bodyrockofficial Later in life, the metabolism slows and it takes more effort to be fit. You may be thinking you're all good now but Anderson warns, "even if you are a metabolically and genetically blessed twentysomething, that doesn't mean your body can't become unhealthy from a circulation standpoint. Your health and mental capacity depend on remembering to nourish your physical self." When we are very young, we are driven by curiosity. If we want something that is out of reach, we find a way to get it. We fall a few times, we get banged up a few times. And as our intellectual selves grow, we start to figure out what might be too dangerous to attempt. We then move on to organized activities like playing outside with friends or joining a sports team. But if you are picked last or benched a time or two, you may start to hold your physical self back because your emotional self has been hurt. Then puberty starts and almost everything feels like chore. But it doesn't have to be so difficult. Anderson notes, "when we don't move regularly, strategically, and effectively year after year, other symptoms may arrive: depression, anxiety, obesity, fatigue, and many other things we like to blame on hormones, chemical imbalances, or shitty relationships. Our bodies are complex systems that have to be treated as such — but it doesn't have to be as complicated as we make it. If we have a good, natural, honest talking-to with ourselves about this ship of ours, we can learn to drive it with integrity and consistency." https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NvayTjck1HA Our bodies are built to move. You shouldn't see engaging in regular exercise as a loss of freedom. In fact, it creates freedom. "Making sure to show up for your exercise routine daily and to focus inward on your overall health, and not simply on your outer appearance, allows for there to be personal freedom — you can enjoy the experience of cinnamon rolls and hot chocolate on a crisp fall morning without sacrificing your health," Anderson says. Exercise impacts your heart and your soul. Anderson says the heart contains our pride in achieving all we can while our souls make up our character. "The development of our heart and soul is in every exercise we do, and the more regularly we exercise in our 20s, the more our hearts and souls will thrive for the rest of our lives," she says. So, twentysomethings, what are you waiting for? Get started today with Sweatflix℠! Source: Cosmopolitan  

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