There's no trend hotter or accessory more coveted than a finely sculpted physique. A fit body radiates confidence, strength, and self-respect. It isn’t just about the clothes you wear, but the body that they sit on, and the ideal body is NOT necessarily a skinny one, but a fit one.
Fitness is not simply a lack of illness and disease, but a holistic state of well-being, where your mental, physical and emotional health are all in sync.
When what you see (your body) and how you feel (your mind) are aligned, you live in an emotional state of harmony. Your insecurities step aside, and you give the world a clear and consistent message – I feel good about “me”.
I find many people think of exercise in the context of cardio, crunches, sweat-dripping high intensity workouts, and flawless fitness models on the cover of a fitness magazine. I used to think that's what exercise was too. Society tells us it is. But moving your body is about so much more! Like improved thinking. Stronger relationships. Expressing confidence in all things you do. Happiness and strength in all aspects of life.
Exercise releases endorphins (your body’s natural “happy drug”), cleanses your mind and delivers a sense of self-accomplishment and gratification. The mood enhancing benefits of exercise for just 20 minutes a day can last up to 12 hours, or longer. Exercise gives your body tone, shape, and a body you can be proud of. People of all shapes and sizes say they have a better quality of life, with fewer physical limitations, when they are physically active.
You see, fitness and fashion share a common thread. They can make you feel transformed and allow you to exude the best possible version of yourself.
About the Author: Sean Lee has been in the health and fitness industry for 23 years as a speaker, author and founder of Restoration Fitness, Lake Zurich’s award-winning small group personal training studio. Visit RestorationFitness.com to learn more. Call 847.947.1837 to schedule a complimentary consultation.