This morning Caley and I found the strength to workout. Waking up at 5am and finding the strength to do it sucks.
The last thing I want to do is today’s workout:
15 wall squats, 15 goblet squats, and 40 lunges
4 rounds of: slow squats, squat holds, push presses, press holds, squat thrusts, and push up holds.
Yesterday, it was raining and it was the “perfect excuse” not to run. Today I was tired. Another not so legitimate excuse.
All I needed was a little refocus.
Researchers at the University of Vermont found that aerobic training of “moderate intensity,” with an average heart rate of around 112 beats a minute–improved the mood of those working out for up to twelve hours after exercise.
“Moderate intensity aerobic exercise improves mood immediately and those improvements can last up to 12 hours,” – Dr. Jeremy Sibold.
“Exercise does more to bolster thinking than thinking does.” – Gretchen Reynolds
So do you want feel better?
Be more energized?
Get up and go.
Just 20 minutes of exercise could make the difference.
You always knew what exercise brought to your life.
So do something about it.
It could make or break your day.
Time to get your hustle on.
Check out more about the science behind exercising and its effect on our mood here.
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