Most of us are busy with jobs, children, socialising, general life admin and keeping afloat and we get that; we really do. One of the things we do at Urban Fitness is to remind you how important it is to work out and to find the time, some time, not just for your body but also for your mind.

We have worked with and helped men and women from South Dublin get in the best shape of their lives resulting in them looking, feeling, and performing at their very best both physically and mentally, inside and outside the gym.

Incorporating regular activity into your routine can have an amazingly profound positive impact on both your mental and physical health. Within this post we discuss more on the importance of working out and the main benefits and positive impacts you will see in your life if you do. We hope you enjoy it.

Why is Exercising so Important?

When it comes to working out; we may all have different feelings and thoughts on what that looks like; what our goals are and what we want to achieve and the time we can give to working out. All our different feelings and thoughts are all real; valid and relative to us and all are respected.

Some of us might want to be faster; some might want to be stronger; some leaner; some might want to lose weight; some might want to ‘bulk up’. Some may want to learn how to incorporate an element of working out into their lives. All are goals and all are achievable.
There are many reasons why exercising and finding the time to work out is important.

Below we look at both the physical and mental health benefits to working out and finding the time to work out.

Physical Health

Physical exercise; whether that is cardio, or strength training that strengthens the heart and improves circulation, reducing the risk of heart disease, stroke, and high blood pressure. If your goal is to lose some weight, then working out can help with weight control and prevent or alleviate obesity-related health issues.

Bone Health is maybe something that people don’t always think about or associate with working out as it can’t physically be seen but weight-bearing exercises, such as walking and weightlifting, promote bone density and reduce the risk of osteoporosis. This is the same for joint health.

Physical activity can help maintain joint mobility and reduce the risk of conditions like osteoarthritis. This is a great benefit for the older community who may find that their joints are becoming a little stiffer.

Mental Health

Mental wellbeing and looking after your brain are equally as important as physical health. Exercise can reduce stress and anxiety levels as it releases endorphins, which can reduce stress and improve mood. Regular physical activity helps reduce stress levels, promoting a sense of calm and relaxation. Physical activity has a positive impact on your mood. We don’t know anyone who doesn’t feel good after they have worked out.

We all have different fitness goals and achieving these can boost our self-esteem and self-confidence. Feeling physically and mentally strong and capable can result in improved self-wellbeing. It is true what they say, physical activity can increase energy levels and squash those feelings of being tired all the time. Having increased levels of energy can result in increased productivity and a more positive outlook on life.

Whilst all the above is so true and we have seen many people walk into our gyms not thinking they have the time; or can achieve what they want to achieve; but they do. It is however important to emphasise that the relationship between exercise and mental health is very individual and specific to each one of us. What works for one person may not work the same way for another. The key is to find the right type of workout for you; that you enjoy and realising the importance of making and finding the time to achieve your goals.

Want to Begin your Fitness Journey with Urban Fitness?

Here at Urban Fitness, our mantra is happier, healthier, fitter and stronger. We would love to work with you on your journey. Come in and see us at Urban Fitness, Jenkins Yard, Hudson Road, Sandycove, Co. Dublin or contact us by phone on 0876072441 or email us at