Why Is Everybody Rushing To The Gym? Is There Something We Couch Potatoes Don’t Know?


Instagram stories have been unbearable for me lately. Everyone is literally on a treadmill or at Smart Gyms showing us their daily workouts. If you are a fan of scrolling through social media while snacking on extremely unhealthy junk foods, I’m pretty certain your guilt antennae has been going up pretty high.

People have been going to the gym for ages so it’s nothing new. The rising numbers of gym subscriptions on a daily, however,  makes you wonder whether there is a war we need to be worried about. It could be a trend coming up, considering how social media is a medium to push trends. One of the few positives that we could praise the internet for.

So why is everyone going to the gym?

Society has always pushed the propaganda of an ideal body. Recently, for women, this constitutes a tiny waist and colossal thighs and bum. Now, not unless you naturally have good genes or you are a millionaire and can easily throw your money like confetti on a lipo surgeon, the only other way is to be a consistent gym member. Lifting weights and doing cardio amongst other exercises which I am definitely not aware of,  guarantee the perfect body.

Exercising has always and will always be a great stress reliever. Walking into the gym when you’re exasperated then experiencing relief after working out is one of the best feelings in the world. Not that I have experienced this but Mr. Grey seems pretty certain about it. Ladies who love running to take their minds away for a while are also becoming frequent visitors to the gym. The gym is pretty much the safest place where you can enjoy your work out without harassment.

The gym may sound gruesome but it honestly comes with a lot of benefits. Moderate to intense work out programs alleviate some health conditions. Exercise keeps your cardiovascular system inclusive of your heart in check thus blood flow is efficient with less strain. Blood sugar and pressure levels are also maintained. If you especially have a type of medical history within your family, inclusive of cholesterol levels, being an avid gym member might do wonders for you. No Gym, No Problem: Try These Easy Home Workouts

Depression rates in Kenya seems to be on an upward trend. If you face depression and anxiety, going to the gym might be your saviour. Studies reveal that exercise gives the same amount of relief as antidepressants. Neural growth, reduced inflammations and new activity patterns create a feeling of calm and well being. Exercising also enables endorphins to be released in your brain. Endorphins are hormones secreted in the nervous system and are simply referred to as ‘natural painkillers’ because they trigger a positive feeling in the body similar to that of morphine. Exercise also prevents memory loss which is common among depressed individuals.

There is probably a war coming, it sure does seems so. However, the war is within yourself. It is about time you stop procrastinating about your health goals. Just start, it’s the only way to get fit. You don’t even have to go to the gym to work out – No Gym, No Problem: Try These Easy Home Workouts. Make  You need to make better choices regarding your mind, body and spirit. Your body will thank you.

Here are 5 Tips To Creating A Workout Schedule That Works For You. You may want to check this article out: Fitness: 8 Dos And Don’ts On Your First Day At The Gym

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