What?!? How can staying fit you help you fulfill your dreams?
It’s simple. For me, as a professional lifestyle wellness coach and owner of a fitness company, it’s clear as day. But for you making the connection to your dreams may seem a bit of a stretch.
But work with me for a moment.
Consider that 60% of Americans don’t get enough activity right now and 25% are completely inactive. As in no exercise at all. Plus, nearly 70% of all Americans are either overweight or obese.
Okay, enough of the scary statistics and more about how fitness can help live, love and dream more like:
Exercising regularly does give you more energy. Being fit results in a healthier cardiovascular system, meaning your heart will work less pumping blood around your body. More energy means you will have more fuel in the tank to make more sales.
People like to be around others who project a positive outlook. Getting into shape and working out regularly forces your body to release endorphins, which are those ‘feel-good’ chemicals your body experiences after a workout. Anybody who runs regularly knows what a ‘runner’s high’ is like. It’s hard to imagine having a regular dose of endorphins flowing through your veins leading to more home sales but if you feel healthy and have energy you will naturally attract the attention of family, friends and customers.
Fewer sick days
According to a Gallup Poll in 2011, obese and high-risk Americans missed 450 million days of work, amounting to a total economic impact of $143 billion. That’s a huge hit to the bottom-line, and for real estate agents, who are 100% responsible for bringing in new sales, it can be especially harmful. When you get into shape, your body is better able to fight off common illnesses, not to mention you are far less likely to suffer from chronic diseases like diabetes and high blood pressure.
Next time you’re feeling stressed on the job, try exercising. According to the American Psychological Association, 62% of adults who exercise or walk to manage their stress say the technique is extremely effective. Virtually all forms of exercise can act as a stress reliever due to the endorphins they produce, and when you’re full of endorphins your mind is distracted from all outside stressors. The effects of working out also results in improved sleep, which leads to less stress and a healthier mind. A clear, healthy mind is exactly what you need to go into a sale stress-free.
It’s a known fact that confidence is the key to success, and one way to build that confidence is by staying fit. Exercise gives you a sense of accomplishment, making you feel good about yourself and improving your self-esteem. When you’re feeling your best, you have more confidence in yourself and your abilities and will naturally attract others.
The benefits of staying fit and exercising are endless. If you have any tips on how exercising helps you live your dreams I’d love to hear from you. Please post your comments in the section below.
Dane Boyle Fitness is located in New Braunfels, Texas, but has expanded it's reach by adding online Lifestyle Wellness Coaching to its offerings.
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