I honestly used to be the girl who tried to put a “fitness program” together on my own. I’d look up YouTube videos and put them together with a few of my own exercises to come up with what I thought was something that would help me get results. The problem? Well, I’ve never had any formal training in exercise physiology, and I really don’t know what it takes to create a program. So what I’d put together would help me get moving but not necessarily help me get major results.
You may remember that I have a hard time staying motivated on the weekend. Despite my best efforts, I still do have that same issue, which made me wonder if I’m getting my workouts in during the week, do I really need to work out on the weekend? So, I did some research, and today I’m sharing what I’ve found out about the need to work out on the weekend.
The Benefits of Regular Exercise
Obviously, working out is beneficial to your body. Regular exercise offers a variety of specific and general health benefits. According to Mayo Clinic, there are at least 7 major benefits of exercise, including:
- Weight control
- Cardiovascular health
- Mood elevation
- Improved energy
- Better sleep
- Enhanced wellbeing