6 Reasons Why You Need To Exercise Now More Than Ever
When you exercise you grow more blood vessels in the muscles, which means you’ll have more blood cells in your body, and they provide more oxygen, so you’ll be fitter, healthier and more energized.
Feeling stressed and anxious at this strange up time, which we call now "the new normal", is a common thing. When we’re stressed, we eat chocolate (all foods high in sugar), because it makes us happy for a short moment, then there is so called “sugar crush”, which makes us feel like trash, let’s be honest. If you exercise, when stressed, instead of going for chocolate, you'll be able to promote a long lasting endorphins response in your brain, without crashing. One vigorous exercise session can help alleviate anxiety for hours, and a regular schedule may significantly reduce it over time.
If lately you eat unhealthy snacks (muffins, chips, candy), that constantly spikes your blood sugar levels, and without exercise, that converts into more fat cells, hello cellulite!
If you are not moving and eating salty snacks, like chips, crackers and cheese cubes, that are high in fat and sodium, that can create water retention in the body, which leads to bloat and gained water weight. Bloat and water retention make cellulite more visible.
If you step on a scale and see your numbers go down, it could be the muscle loss from inactivity (especially if you were training before and now you rapidly stopped), fat percentage is going up, metabolism slows down.
If you know you are losing muscle mass, you need to start training with a challenging resistance, cardio alone will not grow your muscles, which boost body’s metabolism and immune systems, things we definitely cannot afford to neglect now, if we want to stop this virus madness.