The body was made to be used:
Looking at it in another way, you can say that you have a body so that you can use it in this world, right? You’ve got eyes to see, ears to hear and muscles to aid mobility, and so on.
So it makes sense to want to exercise and keep this body fit, seeing that it is the body we have until we die. Not putting it to use defeats its purpose and it also has negative effects.
It is on this understanding that it becomes apparent how important it is to exercise and keep the body looking, feeling and performing as good as possible.
You will look good and feel good:
Exercise brings out your body’s natural shape. You will look good and it will also have an effect on how you feel about yourself.
Apart from the feel good chemicals released by your body making you feel good about yourself, your self-esteem and confidence will be boosted. You will have a more confident posture and will feel like you are more in control of your own body.
The flexibility and strength you gain will prove useful in your day to day life. You’ll also love the person you see in the mirror.
It is up to you:
The level of fitness you want to maintain is entirely up to you, and you do what you want with your body. If you want to build some muscle then you can get some weights and lift them. You can go to a gym or buy your own equipment.
If you just want to watch your weight and get in shape, then you can do lighter exercises. You can walk, jog, do press ups or situps. Whatever makes it worthwhile.
What matters is keeping your body fit to your liking, and if you are doing that then it is alright.