Fit & Happy: Top Ten Reasons to Exercise Daily

Meredith Nixon - Meredith Nixon

At times I realize many of us need to find reasons to exercise. Regular physical activity is absolutely necessary for the maintenance of good health and our mental well-being.  With daily exercise, you’re more likely to feel better, look better and be healthier. Whether your goal is weight loss, happiness or more energy, daily exercise can help you get there. It is important for each of us to engage in a suitable amount of exercise to be able to lead a healthy life. Here's why.


Regular exercise may be one of the keys to happiness. Working out stimulates brain chemicals that induce relaxation and happiness.


Working out does take energy, but it also creates more energy by delivering stores of oxygen and essential nutrients to your tissues. Those supplies can help you stay more active and complete the tasks you really want to do.


Endurance and Strength

If you want to gain the endurance and strength necessary to keep up with a playground full of kids or keep up with your workday, there’s no better way to do it than by enhancing your fitness level.

Less Disease

Ward off disease by working out. Regular exercise cuts the risks of heart disease, osteoporosis, diabetes, high blood pressure, high cholesterol and other chronic health conditions.


Not happy with the way you look? Exercise can improve your appearance to a certain degree. For example, regular strength training can help you develop a slim, toned and sculpted physique.


People who struggle from sleep ailments or often feel tired, may find some relief in daily exercise since physical activity deepens sleep and helps you relax enough to fall asleep in the first place.

Longer Life

It may not be the fountain of youth, but exercise is scientifically proven to help you live longer.

Weight Loss

No matter what type of exercise you choose to do, you’ll burn calories and improve your chances of losing weight and keeping it off.

Stress Relief

Wind down with a workout. The chemicals that physical activity releases in the brain can help you relax and de-stress.


Exercise can be a fun form of recreation. Even if you’re not athletic, a game of soccer with family members, a bowling birthday party or a gym workout with friends can put a smile on your face and make you feel better about the world in general.

All you need is 1 reason to be Fit & Happy. Find your reason, and stick to it! Be sure to check in next week and learn how to stick to your fitness goals. 

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Meredith Nixon is a fitness enthusiast with a passion for motivating and inspiring others.

She uses her personal experiences from achieving her own weight loss goals to understand her clients and motivate them to love themselves and to be happy, healthy and fit. She teaches people how to live a healthy lifestyle and keep weight off forever with life changing results both inside and out.

Since 2007 Meredith has been the sole proprietor of her own health clubs. The Fitness Company for Women in Mashpee, The Fitness Company (coed) in East Falmouth , and most recently, FitCo Weight loss & Wellness Center of Cape Cod.


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