Why You Need to Add Exercise to Your Self-Care Routine

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As the saying goes, before you can love someone else, you have to love yourself first. But how does one practice self-love? At Youfit Baltimore, we believe self-love is learned through practicing a positive self-care routine. When you have a daily self-care routine, you begin to feel your best every day of the week. We believe that exercise is an important part of a proper self-care routine, which is why we came up with five reasons why exercise should be added to your self-care routine today!  

Reduce Stress  

If you feel stressed all the time, you never feel at your best. Stress is a natural emotion but can cause you to doubt yourself and pose problems to your daily self-care routine. When you exercise, your body releases endorphins in your brain that diminishes the stress hormones in the body. You should leave your gym feeling productive and more accomplished than when you came in. This reason is why Youfit Baltimore offers the best weightlifting and cardio equipment available to help relieve your stress and get you feeling your absolute best. Come into Youfit Baltimore today and begin reducing your stress! Get your blood pumping and heart rate going so you can start to feel the benefits of exercise.

Increase Energy  

Research suggests that individuals who exercise regularly have more energy throughout their day! The endorphins released from your brain allow you to feel more energized and positive during your day. Whether you enjoy lifting weights, going for a run on a treadmill, or a nice, calming stretch, Youfit Baltimore can help. When you go for a morning workout at Youfit Baltimore, you get rid of that midday slump and begin feeling your absolute best!  

Improve Sleep Quality  

Not only does exercise make you feel better during the day, but research suggests that it also helps lower levels of anxiety, depression, and stress, causing active individuals to sleep better!

The correlation between your quality of sleep and level of anxiety or stress is closely connected. When you’re less stressed, you sleep better! By exercising regularly, you improve your quality of sleep. The better sleep you get, the better you feel as a result. And by feeling better, you can exercise better! It’s a win-win!

Increase Confidence  

Sometimes when we don’t practice self-love, we can become discouraged by our physical appearance. However, you shouldn’t let that discouragement stop you from bettering yourself! You know you’re already beautiful, start acting like it! Individuals who exercise gain more confidence in their bodies and themselves. This confidence also helps those individuals conquer their fitness goals, only increasing their confidence even more! Every small victory is progress towards your major goal, and you feel more empowered to achieve that goal. Love yourself and love the fact you’re putting effort in to become the best version of yourself.

Boosts Memory  

Research also shows that the more physical exercise an individual gets regularly, the more their cognitive functioning improves! The relationship between your physical and mental health is closely aligned, when one is improving, so does the other! When you keep your body in shape, your hippocampus (the memory storage section of your brain) also stays in shape! Active individuals are shown to have more active and healthier neurons in the hippocampus. Just another reason for you to go to Youfit Baltimore today!   At Youfit Baltimore, we strive to be the best and most positive gym in Baltimore. Youfit Baltimore is conveniently located inside the Raven Shopping Center behind the Exxon gas station at the Northeast corner of Loch Raven Blvd and Northern Pkwy. Come in today to speak to one of our friendly staff members about an affordable membership or call us at (410) 237-6770 to get started. We look forward to working with you!