Happy Monday!!!! Most people that I know are not a fan of Monday as it forces everyone to get “back to the grind” after the relaxation of the weekend. Monday can be an easy day to skip a workout. I know that I can easily come up with a million excuses why I need to skip a Monday. My weekends are so jammed packed with kids sports, activities and various parties/events this time of year, that the sound of my 5:00 am alarm on a Monday is dreadful. Although, I push myself to wake up and workout every Monday morning. Whether I go for a long walk, take a yoga class or visit the training studio at Focus, I need to move on Monday mornings. It changes the entire dynamic of not only my whole day, but my whole week. I come home feeling refreshed, energized and ready to start the week.
According to the American Journal of Preventative Medicine, I am not alone in my never miss a Monday rule, here are their 7 reasons to never miss a Monday:
You’re more likely to work out the rest of the week.
When you start off strong on Monday with your workout game, you are more likely to not “break the chain” and keep working out the rest of the week. Not to mention when you are firm with your fitness schedule, you also tend to be aware of your healthy eating habits.
You’ll smile more.
Exercise = endorphins, enough said!
You’ll quell anxious thoughts.
Studies show that exercise helps to reduce anxiety and stress, hiding under the covers on a Monday however adds to the stress of the day and the week ahead!
You’ll kickstart good self-control.
Having a set fitness schedule helps to discipline other areas of your life as well.
You’ll catch better zzz’s.
Work hard, play hard, sleep well 🙂
You’ll boost brainpower.
According to the New York Times, physical exercise has the potential to increase levels of BDNF (brain-derived neurotropic factor), which is shown to help build healthier nerve cells.
You might make more money.
One study done by Forbes Magazine found an association between gym habits and higher pay. Employees who exercised regularly earned nine percent more than their couch potato peers.
Now, go do something active today!!! Enjoy the week 🙂