5 Reasons to Keep Working Out Even When Life is Hard

Wednesday, July 15, 2020 - 14:54

A fitness routine should not be something that waxes and wanes with easy and hard seasons of life. Fitness is not an accessory, it's a necessity. We a a society have become sedentary and need to keep movement as a mainstay to help avoid injury and chronic disease. Here are our top five reasons why fitness should stay in your life, even during ridiculously hard seasons.

1. Maintaining Health

Our fitness routine is health assurance, so that outside of accidents we hopefully never have to rely on health insurance. When life gets stressful or crazy, we have to lean into the habits that keep our body healthy. Don't let your stress create excuses for why you can't get to the gym.

2. Stress Relief

Not just via movement in the gym, either. When life gets hard we must remember our mindfulness practice, quality sleep, and nutrition. These pieces all line up to create an ecosystem adept at dealing with life's speed bumps. Mental health maintenance will make hard seasons much more bearable.

3. Life is Hard

If you want to, you can probably more often find reasons life is "too crazy" for fitness than you can find reasons you can "fit it in."  How you choose to see your schedule is your choice. Your health should be a non-negotiable, always. Maybe you only get to the gym 2 days a week for a couple weeks or maybe you have takeout twice more in a month. The important part is that the base of your healthy lifestyle stays consistent. Do not let life happenings deter you from working on yourself.

4. It Sets an Example

Maybe you don't have kids at home. You still have people in your life who would be inspired by your consistency. What example do you want to set for those who look up to you? Choose to be the pillar of consistency, teach those around you that fitness and health are a priority and you will make the world a better place.

5. You'll be Proud of Yourself

And others will be proud of you, too. They'll claim you have "superpowers" because you made it to the gym, multiple times a week during a stressful season and kept up with your lifestyle guidelines. And you know what? You'll feel like you have superpowers, too.

6. - Bonus-

You'll be around longer to help others through their own rough patches. If you don't focus on your own health now, you will be forced to later. Being proactive with diet and exercise is our best bet to make sure we're around to help our children's children through their own tough times.


-Remember, if you have time to watch an hour of TV then you have time to work on yourself.


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- Chase Tolleson