Striking a balance between fitness and lifestyle can be a challenge, with the main challenge often being finding time for fitness in the first place – and when we sometimes have the time, we might lack the energy.
Carla Winston, the California fitness influencer with 40,000 followers and counting, knows this struggle all too well.
She began her fitness journey years ago when she realized she lacked the energy to perform basic tasks in her daily life. Everything from walking up the stairs to holding heavy grocery bags caused Winston some level of discomfort.
Carla Winston found this disheartening because she was always active throughout her life, but as things became busier with family and work, she began to overlook certain aspects of her health and exercise that had once made her strong.
With newfound motivation and a desire to inspire others, Carla Winston took to social channels to begin a transformation of her own. She trained and trained, and with consistency and time, she was able to transform the way she looks and the way she feels.
Winston no longer gets the pain she used to – she strengthened her muscles, regained mobility and she’s emotionally happier because of the positive change she influenced in the lives of others in her community and beyond.
Today, Winston has inspired people on social media and around the world through digital platforms like The Washington Mail, Digital Journal and more.
Carla Winston has a key message – “Just get up and be active.”
Many people feel analysis by analysis when they want to transform their health and fitness, but the key is to simply start being more active, and to incorporate activity into your daily routine.
She stresses that people don’t need to do a 45-minute workout every day. It’s more important to make sure you’re living a healthy and active lifestyle that’s sustainable. One way to do this is to ride a bike or jog, or go on hikes with your family.
Exercising more regularly also builds momentum and becomes a habit. The more you exercise, the easier it is. That’s why it’s important to simply get to the gym and start becoming more active with each passing day.
There is a science behind the brain’s role in exercise. In fact, mental fatigue often contributes to the lack of desire to workout more than physical fatigue.
If you want the answer on how to conquer both mental and physical physique, the answer is actually – exercise. Exercise to get more mental and physical energy, and if you’re not feeling it, try to do it anyway.
According to research published in the National Library of Medicine, Aerobic exercises, including jogging, swimming, cycling, walking, gardening, and dancing, have been proven to reduce anxiety and depression.
There have been many hypotheses about why this happens, some including increased blood flow and influences on the limbic system, which influences motivation and mood.
The truth is, the scientific evidence agrees with Carla Winston: if you want to be healthy, start exercising. Just get up off your couch and do something active, no matter what it is. Eventually, you will build the momentum to make a positive change.
“I want to show people that no matter what age you are, you can find some time to live a healthier lifestyle,” said Carla.