A Healthy You is a Happy You


Here at Iron Forged Fitness, we are in the business of helping people achieve personal fitness goals so that they live a happier, healthier life. We are strong believers in the ability of exercise to bleed over into other aspects of life, causing a wave of positivity to radiate throughout an individual’s lifestyle. Exercising affects so much more than just the physical side of the body, and, after a few short weeks, can become such an integral part of people’s lives that they could never imagine going back to a time when they didn’t work out. Because springtime is upon us, and spring is known as a time of rebirth and new beginnings, we wanted to take some time in today’s blog post to go over some of the positive benefits our readers can expect when they incorporate exercise into their daily routines.


Fitness Affect Multiple Aspects of Your Life


While it is true that exercise has positive effects on the body, we want to stress the fact that exercise affects so much more than just your muscles. Exercise has been proven to reduce stress, help increase overall happiness, and a wide range of other positive benefits. Below, we have listed just a few of these benefits to show you, the reader, just how much of an impact exercising can have on your life.



  • Sleep Better: Do you have trouble falling asleep or staying asleep? Numerous studies have shown that people who incorporate exercise into their lifestyle were better able to sleep than those people who do not exercise at all. Exercising helps to tire the body, meaning that it is easier to fall asleep once bedtime comes. Sleeping better provides multiple benefits to individuals and allows people to perform better while they are awake, reduces drowsiness during the day, and keep the body on a healthy circadian rhythm.
  • Live Longer: Regular exercise will not only help you be healthier in the short-term, it can also help to increase your overall lifespan. While it may seem obvious that people who are healthier tend to live longer, the effects of working out are more nuanced than that. Having a solid exercise plan and sticking to it keeps people active well into an age when the average person starts to slow down from the effects of again. While exercising will not completely reverse the effects of aging, it goes a long way in helping people stay active, maintain healthy brain function, and reduce the occurrence of age-related illnesses.
  • Reduce Illness: Another benefit associated with regular exercise is a reduction in illness. It has been proven time and time again the regular exercise helps to boost individual’s immune systems, decreasing the likelihood that they will catch seasonal illnesses and provide their body with a more sturdy line of defense against other, more serious diseases. It should be noted, however, that excess exercise can actually lead to a decrease in the efficiency of a person’s immune system. Our advice is to know the limits of your body and only exercise as much as is healthy for you.
  • Strengthen Bones: Although most people think of bones as solid structures that are there to simply support our bodies, bones are actually made of living tissue and can degrade over time if they are not strengthened. This medical condition is known as osteoporosis and affects millions of Americans each year. Luckily, exercise is a great way to make sure that bones remain as dense as they should. It has been shown that regular, weight-bearing activity can go a long way in ensuring that bones are given a proper workout, ensuring that they will not degrade over time.  



If you are interested in taking advantage of these amazing health benefits, please contact us today or visit our website. At Iron Forged Fitness, we are a local gym that is dedicated to providing Jacksonville area residents with the latest in fitness equipment, techniques, and training. Our staff are experts in fitness and will work with you to ensure that you are exercising as effectively and safely as possible. If you would like to learn more about our rates, fitness programs, equipment, or personal training options, please do not hesitate to contact us. Let us help you be the healthiest you possible.