Three Benefits of a Strong Body.
(ThyBlackMan.com) So what does my life get out of a strong body? How does a strong body equip me to move past my fear and design the life of my dreams? It helps to have an idea of what constitutes a ‘strong’ life. What does it mean to be ‘well’? Including physical fitness, the World Health Organization defines health as:
“A state of complete physical, mental and social well-being, and not merely the absence of disease or infirmity.”
I strongly believe that when you train your body, you train your life. Not convinced? Look at the people who’ve had the most success in their career and personal life, then compare them to those whose bodies are weak and de-conditioned. Compare the time in and out of hospitals and doctors’ offices versus the time available for getting and keeping their respective bodies strong and resilient; the time confined versus the freedom to do what they like. Which would you prefer?
No man has the right to be an amateur in the matter of physical training. It is a shame for a man to grow old without seeing the beauty and strength of which his body is capable.
A relatively healthy body produces enough energy to provide for your daily needs. But what if you could boost your energy to get more from your body – to do more, achieve more and be more? When you train your body you train your life!
Consider these three motivators that can shift your perspective on a strong body.
A Strong Body Will Make You Holistically Healthier.
So why do you need to be holistically healthy? Because the stronger you are mentally, emotionally and spiritually, the more you get out of life and the more self-motivated you become. The beautiful thing is that, unlike waiting four to six weeks to see changes in the Body Temple, the results show in the Body Human instantly. Exercise floods your brain with ‘feel-good’ hormones, increasing your sense of well-being. Hyperactivity, muscle tension and foggy thinking are all almost instantly erased after a really good workout. While a strong body is the most obvious of the fit lifestyle, the benefits do not stop there. There are also mental, emotional and spiritual take-aways when you take care of the Body Temple.
Five Holistic Benefits of a Strong Body:
- Helps you feel good, look good and perform good
- Reduces your likelihood of being sick and helps you recover quicker
- Improves your sex life
- Gives you more energy
- Helps you to develop a mind-body connection
A Strong Body Will Increase Your Confidence.
The aim of getting fit is to feel good. When you feel good you feel confident. The future belongs to the confident. People lack confidence and it’s directly related to how they feel about their bodies. A strong body is a crucial key to gaining confidence. According to high performance coaches, there are three keys for achieving superior results: mental alertness, time management and sustained optimal performance. Without a strong body, it is hard to reach, maintain and perform well in either of these areas.
It’s hard to get mentally competitive when you are not physically competitive. When we feel confident, we perform confidently. As your moods improve and anxiety levels drop, you will begin to feel better about yourself.
Results from a MIT study several years ago concluded that a person who has been told he or she could not accomplish something needed at least seventeen people to convince him or her they could. Has a study ever been done on how many times a physically fit, confident person has to be told they could indeed succeed versus someone who barely shows up at the office each day, one who lacks the mental fortitude to take ‘no’ as a stepping stone to greater accomplishment?
A Strong Body Will Boost Your Income
There is a strong correlation between your fitness level and your productivity. Decreased productivity translates into fewer earnings, especially when time lost from absenteeism is factored in.
People at the top of the business world or their respective professions tend to have made fitness a lifestyle. According to WebMD, fifty-four percent of people who make 90,000 per year or more exercise regularly. “Physical fitness is not only one of the most important keys to a healthy body, it is the basis of dynamic and creative intellectual activity”, wrote John F. Kennedy, who galvanized national attention to the importance of exercise with his establishment of The President’s Council on Physical Fitness and Sports in 1960. According to a 2007 University of Georgia study, people who exercise have adopted ways of de-stressing their physical body and are more focused and aware and demonstrate more follow-through.
Put two people vying for the same position with any company and I can almost guarantee the one with more time in the gym will win. The stronger you are the more competitive you are and the more competitive you are the more productive you are. That means you are likely to earn more money. So get fit and give yourself a raise!
When you train your body you train your life!
Staff Writer; W. Eric Croomes
This talented brother is a holistic lifestyle exercise expert and founder and executive coach of Infinite Strategies LLC, a multi-level coaching firm that develops and executes strategies for fitness training, youth achievement and lifestyle management. Eric is an author, fitness professional, holistic life coach and motivational speaker.
In October 2015, Eric released Life’s A Gym: Seven Fitness Principles to Get the Best of Both, which shows readers how to use exercise to attract a feeling of wellness, success and freedom (Infinite Strategies Coaching LLC, 2015) – http://www.infinitestrategiescoaching.com.