It’s a beautiful Friday. And hopefully you’ve got the day off in observance of Veterans Day – especially if you’ve earned our unending gratitude by serving our nation.
This morning, I noticed that I was in a better mood than usual (don’t wanna brag, but I’m 99.9% of the time in a great mood). Maybe it’s because it’s Friday. Maybe it’s just one of those days. Who knows?
But, it made me take a step back.
We’re always talking about getting into better shape so we play better.
Getting more mobile.
Getting more speed.
BUT, here is something we rarely talk about:
One of the unsung benefits of working out is that it boosts our endorphins for a happier mood.
And leaves us with more enjoyment and energy for whatever our daily activities are.
Yeah, I know I sound like a hippy who should be playing guitar around the campfire, but science will back me up on this.
Even if you only have 20 minutes…
Quick bursts of activity aren’t just about breaking a sweat, then moving on with your day like business as usual.
They’re about fueling the engine that controls your focus and mood, that lasts all day long.
When I miss a workout, I know it affects me.
I miss out on:
Energy spikes – following our workouts, we’re invigorated, not exhausted.
Enhanced focus – even a quick workout pumps oxygen-rich blood to our brains that makes us sharper.
Sense of accomplishment – you walk with your head held a little higher following your workout.
Now, let’s get golf-ish…
How would you feel on #1 following a solid 20-minute session?
Truth be told, I don’t usually work out before I play.
But when I do, it’s pretty great.
Okay, I’ve got to get in my workout to throw even more gasoline on this good mood fire:)
Your #1 Fan,
PS – If you’re looking for structured 20-min or less workouts, then I highly encourage you check out Micro Workouts– Total Body.
Of course, it helps busy golfers improve mobility, distance, strength, and all those other things us lunatic golfers are after…
BUT, I would argue more importantly, improves our moods, focus, and energy.