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I constantly struggle with motivation when it comes to exercise. I always put it at the bottom of my to-do list, and it often falls off and other “priorities” take its place. I am constantly looking for ways to keep my motivation going strong and avoid falling prey to laziness. Recently, I’ve discovered that there are many ailments that my body deals with on a daily basis, which will cease to exist if I just kept up a regular exercise routine.

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Keep Major Diseases from Developing: High Blood pressure, high cholesterol, heart disease and stroke all thrive in a body that is not exercised or fed healthy foods. Be sure to bulk up on fruits and veg and aim to work out four or more times a week.

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Helps Fight Depression and Anxiety: Exercise is the cheapest most efficient form of medicine. If you’re in a lousy mood, go workout! I can almost guarantee that by the time 10 minutes has past, you will be feeling better.

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Want to Lose Weight or Keep It Off? Workout! If you’re short on time, there is no rule that says you have to get a full workout in all at once, break it up into small increments. Whatever you need to do to workout consistently, is what you need to do for you.

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Improve Your Sleep: Who doesn’t want to sleep better? Considering time is short and you already may not be getting your full 8 hours of sleep, why not workout and ensure that the sleep you DO get is deep and restful.

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Clearer, More Radiant Skin: Companies have spent millions on making products that can help make skin more beautiful, and plenty do a good job of it, but if you want a free option try exercise. Working out causes the small arteries in your skin to open up, allowing more blood to flow through and reach the skin surface. This act helps heal your skin from sun and other pollutant damage, explains an article on Experience Life.

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Better Posture: The more strength you have in your core, the better your posture will be. Poor posture can lead to bigger problems with your spine, joints and flexibility over time, so keep that at bay by doing core moves like the ones in this post, Want Long, Lean Muscles? Work The Primal Movements!

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Stronger More Defiant Immune System: When you exercise, your body creates more white blood cells, which are the cells that fight those pesky colds that start coming around as the weather cools.

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Be More Confident: The more you work out, the more energy you have. When your energy is soaring you feel like there is nothing that can stop you and this shows outwardly, people start noticing and commenting and pretty soon your confidence is through the roof.

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Improves Cognitive Function: We all know that a tough workout can do wonders for our clearing our mind, but it can also help by improving memory by improving blood circulation.

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Add Oomph to Your Sex Life: Exercise makes you look and feel sexy. If you’re dealing with a drought in the bedroom, lace up your sneaks and hit the streets, you might just be feeling frisky by the time you return.

Life is so good! Why would you want to waste it being inactive? Get out there and put in a few extra miles this week.