How Fitness Can Empower You

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March 7, 2018

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Fitness is associated with strength. Not just physical strength, like the kind you need to lift a barbell over your head, but mental strength too; which you need to tackle something like a marathon and to progress in your fitness journey. 

Health and fitness help to equip women of all ages with amazing tools to grow and prosper in other areas of your life. There are so many incredible ways that fitness can empower you!

Fitness gives you self-confidence

Getting physically active can have huge benefits for your confidence! Every time you make a choice to improve your health, increase your strength or focus your mind, you empower yourself. You are building a stronger body and mind! And when you feel those changes and see your ability improving, it can encourage you to keep pushing. That reflects your level of self-confidence. Feeling proud of yourself is just one of many benefits of following a regular fitness routine

Fitness teaches you discipline

Achieving your health and fitness goals takes discipline. Regardless of your goals, fitness requires a commitment to making lifestyle changes, doing your workouts and regularly pushing yourself harder and harder. When you have many other commitments and really want to pause and reset, but still get up and get your workout done because you KNOW you can and because it has become routine — that’s discipline. Discipline helps you learn time management and mental toughness, as well as setting you up for progression. These are all traits you can carry through to other areas of your life.  

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Fitness helps you to accomplish new goals

Having a goal in mind is often why we begin fitness routines in the first place. Setting a goal doesn’t just give you something to work towards. It also provides you with a deep sense of personal satisfaction when you get there. That confidence spreads to other areas of your life, as well as inspiring you to reach even further and set new goals for the future. 

Fitness helps connect like-minded women

There’s a quote you will often see on International Women’s Day, which says,

Here’s to strong women, may we know them,  may we be them, may we raise them. 

This quote resonates so much because of the understanding that representation and learning from other women is an important aspect of personal growth. Amazing women who blaze a trail by pushing the boundaries inspire others to also live their best life and to strive for their own personal progress. At SWEAT, our community forum is more than a motivational space — it supports and encourages women to embrace the power that fitness has for their bodies, their health and their mindset. Collectively, we can influence the actions of other women and encourage them to care for themselves as best they can. 

International Women’s Day is an important day to reflect on issues that impact women, and health is just one of these issues. Here at SWEAT, we know the benefit of accessible fitness tools can make a huge difference for the wellbeing of women. Being empowered through good health enables many more positive changes in our lives and we know that each of you has the power to be incredible. 

Push aside any insecurities or fears and grab the world by its collar. Live your best life!

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* Disclaimer: This blog post is not intended to replace the advice of a medical professional. The above information should not be used to diagnose, treat, or prevent any disease or medical condition. Please consult your doctor before making any changes to your diet, sleep methods, daily activity, or fitness routine. Sweat assumes no responsibility for any personal injury or damage sustained by any recommendations, opinions, or advice given in this article.


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