If you get motivated by looking at pictures of someone who has your ideal body type, kudos to you. But I guarantee that won’t last forever and you’ll eventually need something else to get you motivated to get moving. I cannot stress enough that moving your body means taking care of your body. There are so many more powerful reasons to workout that supersedes just killing yourself to lose pounds. Being active is not about the “perfect” physique but rather about the confidence and joy it brings and for the mental replenishment. Working your muscles, even if it’s just going for a walk, is the best thing you can do for yourself, your mind and your body. Here are my top five true rewards of being physically active that have nothing to do with my body.