Why should you live a healthy lifestyle? The importance of a healthy lifestyle is deeply rooted in American culture, as seen in the abundance of youth sports, grocery stores (some specifically built for selling healthy foods), and public programs like Michelle Obama’s “Let’s Move!” campaign. But why? Surely people can remain content in their lives while also being classified as a couch potato. Ultimately it comes down to the proven benefits of living a healthy lifestyle and how those benefits can affect nearly every aspect of your life.
Living Healthy is Necessary to a Healthy Body
Exercising daily and eating healthy yield a healthier body. Truly you only get one body. As such, it requires maintenance and upkeep just like anything else. Your bike’s chain needs to be lubricated or it can be prone to malfunction. Similarly, your body requires water to remain functional. Simply drinking water instead of soft drinks or other processed drinks results in better physical performance and higher energy levels. If such a simple change can so dramatically improve your physical well-being, it isn’t hard to imagine the comparable benefits of eating healthier, organic food.
Exercise is Important!
Perhaps unfortunately for some, eating healthy is only half of the equation. Exercising is equally as important as a healthy diet. Don’t worry though, exercising can be fun! We like to go on bike rides of course, but there are plenty of unique opportunities to get moving that anyone can enjoy. If you find biking too difficult, eBikes are a good option as they provide some of the pedaling power for you. Exercising for just an hour a day has been proven to reduce the risk of various diseases and leads to a more positive self-consciousness.
Mental Health Benefits
You may not have considered this before, but living a healthy lifestyle also improves mental health in many ways. Exercising is an excellent way to reduce stress. They don’t say “breakups make bodybuilders” for nothing! Or maybe professional bikers? As previously mentioned, a healthier self-consciousness is a common side-effect of a regular exercise routine. However, there is a surprisingly long list of mental benefits of exercise and mental illnesses that can be mitigated with exercise.
How to Get into a Healthy Routine
So you want to start exercising and eating better, that’s great! But sometimes getting into a healthy routine and sticking with it is harder than deciding to do it in the first place. This is especially relevant because of the passing of a new year recently, where gyms become uncharacteristically crowded and busy. Well, maybe not this year, but what still remains is one of the most common new year’s resolutions. While it is a popular resolution, it likely is the least fulfilled one. Sticking to your resolutions can be difficult, but there are some easy steps you can take to help yourself out. Step one is to create a schedule for not only exercise, but also your meals. Don’t just hope that you’ll be motivated one day to break out your bike and go for a 10-mile ride. Schedule it, and hold yourself accountable. Next, set goals for yourself. Maybe you want to lose 10 pounds or run a mile in 7 minutes. Even if you don’t have anything specific like that, set a goal for whatever activity it is that you want to pursue. It’s not only satisfying to accomplish your goals, it can also motivate you to keep going further and strive for more.
How Voltaire Cycles Encourages Living a Healthy Lifestyle
Biking is one of the nearly endless ways to stay active. At Voltaire Cycles, we have an expert sales team to answer any questions you may have about electric bikes and the benefits that can be seen from riding them. If you decide to start biking, we offer quick and easy maintenance and repairs so you can ride longer and more confidently. At the very least, we’ll always encourage you to do your best on our Facebook and Instagram pages. We’ll always be here to support you in living a healthier lifestyle.
We could sit here and list the reasons to start living a healthy lifestyle, but quite frankly, it would take all day! The only way to discover why living a healthy lifestyle is important is to get out and do it. Live a healthy life for your own benefit, but more importantly have some fun along the way! Treat yourself to some much-needed maintenance, your future-self will thank you for it.