As much as we are excited for 2021, how has 2020 been for us? Most of us have new year resolutions every year, but did we manage to fulfill them? Was 2020 a satisfying year for you? Was it so fulfilling that you cannot wait to achieve more goals in 2021? Or was it too painful that you cannot wait to leave it behind and get a new start?
Believe it or not, many successful people have a consistent workout routine every week. Working out helps you in many ways you would not realize until you start. This allows you to achieve your short term and long term goals in life.
Mark Zuckerberg, Founder and CEO of Facebook: Works out at least 3 days per week, usually in the form of taking his dog running first thing in the morning.
Mark Cuban, Owner of the NBA’s Dallas Mavericks: Does an hour of cardio per day, 6–7 days a week. He does the elliptical and stairmaster, plays basketball, and takes kickboxing and other gym aerobic classes.
Barack Obama, Former President of the United States: Exercises for 45 minutes a day, 6 days per week. He exercises first thing in the morning, alternating between lifting weights one day and doing cardio the next.
Let us take a look at Founder and CEO of one of the biggest MMA promotions, ONE Championship, Chatri Sityodtong. If you follow his social media profile, you see how often he shares his workout videos. Working out can not only decrease stress, but teaches you that you can excel beyond the limitations you've set for yourself. It builds your body and mind into a sharper tool, and knowing and feeling that does wonders for your self-esteem.
BENEFITS OF WORKING OUT
Apart from staying healthy and fit, there are many other reasons which many could not see as they have not experienced it themselves. Here are some of it:
Help keep your thinking, learning, and judgment skills sharp as you age. Exercise stimulates your body to release proteins and other chemicals that improve the structure and function of your brain.
Reduce your risk of falls. For older adults, research shows that doing balance and muscle-strengthening activities in addition to moderate-intensity aerobic activity can help reduce your risk of falling.
Improve your sleep. Exercise can help you to fall asleep faster and stay asleep longer.
More Focus. Exercise can help you to stay focused in whatever you do. Being focused, allows you to deal better with stressful situations and helps you to manage your emotions better to stay happy and grateful everyday.
2021 is nearby the corner! And as much as we are excited to welcome the new year, we have to ensure we are ready for it too! Set your new year resolution, and start working on it. The first step that all of us has to start with, is ourselves. Start a workout routine so that you can ensure a healthier and focused mind. Instill a discipline in ourselves by committing to the workout routine that you have set for yourself.