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By February 25, 2020Fitness

Top 5 Advantages To Indoor Workouts

Stress Relief

Many studies have proven that exercise improves mental health.   Having a safe and reliable location to workout then makes it so much more likely and convenient for you to continually workout and to continually relieve stress.  And, in so doing, you will regularly experience the benefits of that.  Take a walk on a treadmill, or try a class, or push some weight with a machine.  Break a sweat and develop your mental well-being along with your physique.  Stress relief benefits include lowering cortisol levels (when lowered, works to improve healing and minimize fat in the body) and releasing endorphins (which work to improve your mood).

Cardiovascular Improvement

Heart disease is still a major illness and concern in the U.S.  And, working out regularly is a huge step toward solving the problem.  Having a location that is close by then helps you to develop a routine.  And, regularity in cardio training has shown to reduce LDL (low density lipoproteins) in our bodies and increase HDL (high density lipoproteins).  These improvements then lower blood pressure and enhance circulation.  And, this not only reduces the likelihood of heart related illness, but also works to improve energy levels and overall well-being. 

Bone Density

Gym workouts are great because they can easily include resistance training.  You don’t need to buy weights or racks or benches.  All the equipment is there and ready for you.  You can lift, press, and squat to your level of ability.  Weight training prevents osteoporosis by developing bone density (which then keeps bones strong and resistant to fractures).  Working out with weights then protects the entire body by strengthening our skeletal system.  And, with these healthier bones, you will have an increased supply of oxygen in the blood.  And, that helps in preserving and repairing organs and tissues.

Body Re-Composition

Gym workouts are amazing ways to work off extra calories.   And, excess calorie consumption always leads to lipogenesis (fat accumulation in the body).  Any form of workout burns calories, but having a huge variety in equipment and classes, greatly increases chances of success by challenging the body in new ways.  You can try a new machine, or take a class you’ve never experienced, or find assistance with a personal trainer and learn something that will help you toward your goal.  And, the more you try, the more you challenge your body and work to combat lipogenesis.  Minimizing fat build up in the body then leads you to having higher energy levels, greater endurance and developing a stronger and leaner physique.

Motivation

Having a gym membership can be incredibly exciting.  It affords you the opportunity to be around like-minded people who are also working to improve their health.  The members and staff, too, often create a friendly and supportive atmosphere and encourage you to come back.  And, although there are a lot of things to do at a gym, the options typically all revolve around being active.  So, that helps you stay on track and keep you working out while you’re there.  And, if you have any questions that a fellow member can’t answer, the staff is there to help you.  This might even lead you to a personal trainer who will have all the answers you need.