Make Time for Fitness

4 Benefits of Consistent Exercise

When it comes to our health, most of us know that regular exercise should be at the top of our to-do list. But life can get hectic and it’s hard to make time for a workout, especially when you’re busy, stressed, or tired.

Now for some good news.

Exercise can actually help you overcome low energy and improve your sense of well-being! Making the commitment to work out regularly, even when you don’t feel like it, offers many mind/body benefits.

Here are four convincing reasons.

    1. Exercise helps you lose/maintain a healthy weight.
      Revving your heart rate during a workout helps boost metabolism and burn calories. Whether it’s through cardio or strength training – or an energetic group fitness class — moving your body gets your heart pumping, oxygen flowing, and blood circulating. Fast or slow, just get moving! Now, blend in good nutrition and you have a winning combination!


  • Exercise reduces your risk of heart disease and other chronic illnesses.
    Consistent exercise lessens your risk for heart disease, stroke, diabetes, osteoporosis, and other health conditions; in fact, studies show that a high percentage of heart disease can be prevented with regular exercise, healthy eating, and by not smoking. (If you need help with smoking cessation, The Texas Quitline Service and Yes Quit can help).



  • Exercise improves your mood and relieve stress.
    In addition to increasing blood and oxygen flow, working out also helps release endorphins, those hormones that put you in a positive state of mind!



  • Exercise reduces your risk of injury.
    Warming up, stretching, and strengthening your muscles helps prevent injury not only during your gym time, but also while performing daily strenuous activities like lifting boxes, picking up toddlers, running the vacuum, or restocking shelves.


Making exercise a regular part of your life can have a profound impact on your health and happiness. Get moving and start reaping the benefits today!

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