I would like to welcome any new comers to week 2 of our six week challenge. Hope everyone has started there daily routines, and if not this is the time! You are never too late to start! For everyone who has already begun the challenge it is time for the next level, keep exercising on the Sworkit app and complete a 30 minute workout and remember to add 5 to 10 minutes of stretching at the beginning and end of your session. I want to tell you 5 facts that will motivate you to start from now.
1. Activities improve concentration
In the last generation it seems that ADHD has become more common in recent years, both in children and in adults. There are various reasons but it turns out that exercise does wonders to help the people effected by ADHD. Exercise promotes reduced ADHD and in some cases has even helped stimulating and increasing mental capability within people developing Alzheimer’s from old age.
2. Running improves sleep
So why is it important for us to sleep better? Researchers speculate that deep sleep helps improve athletic performance because during this cognitive state your body releases growth hormones. These hormones stimulate the growth and repair of muscle, strengthens your bones and burns fat. This helps athletes recover after intense workout circuits. Studies have shown that sleep deprivation slows the release of growth hormones.
3. Shape the body
When you combine different workouts together this is what will help you tone those muscles. You need to understand that just dieting will not shape your body, it will only benefit you in losing those few extra pounds. Exercise can save your money from having to go get plastic surgery! Why pay someone else to trim that body when you can easily achieve this goal by working hard, and by the end of it you will feel so proud!
4. Exercise will you make you HAPPY!
You NEED to hear me out! No matter how badly you may be hurt, sad, depressed or tired, exercising increases the level of endorphin that course through your body and you will be in a better mood than you were feeling 5 minutes ago. Endorphin’s are natural hormones in the brain that produces a similar impact to the drug morphine which relieves any possible pain. Exercise helps to cope with stress. anxiety, and depression. When I feel pressure or down from a long week, I will go out for a run around the park to fill my body back up with energy.
5. Working out reduces weight
Everyone knows this fact, but I want to remind you this because I know that this fact is a strong driving factor to push you towards your goal. All these facts are bonuses to accomplishing this six week challenge.
After week one I hope everyone felt a difference in how their body feels. No more bloating, no more feeling sluggish! Now if you still feel like your stomach is feeling full then you need to concentrate on not overeating and consuming healthy foods. It sounds hard and challenging but if you are doing it the right way it is easier that what you think. I have to say I am not a nutritionist and all the advice I give you has worked for me and I got them from experienced nutritionist. You should plan out your daily meals. Before you start eating you need to make sure you are actually hungry or if its coming from another craving. Also check to see what kind of food that enters the areas that you will be in, make sure anything you buy is healthy nutritious and satisfies your hunger. Try to train you body, the stomach is a muscle which can expand due to excessive consumption however can revert back to its original size. Do not go to your meal if you are starving, if you feel like you are hungry beforehand, have a glass of water to satisfy your stomach. Also if you are eating a meal try not to eat it in front of the Television. It is better to eat at the table because it does not allow for you to be distracted from your meal. You should eat slowly, it gives your brain a chance to process the meal. It is important for you to understand that health and exercise need to go together as a whole. You need to know what you are putting in your mouth because you need to make sure it has all the nutritional needs that we need, do not believe that you need to just avoid carbs to be healthy. It is also very important to know before any workout you need to eat 3 hours prior to have muscle growth.
I hope after all these facts you will enjoy our challenge! If you just joined now you can read our Week One post and catch up!