Don't you hate it when someone starts a sentence with "research shows"?
Too bad, I'm doing it.
Research shows that exercise is a keystone habit. That means it's a basis for bigger and better changes in your life. When people maintain a consistent exercise routine, they also feel less stress, they make better food choices, they become more productive at work, and even use credit cards less frequently.
It's the power of a small win. Lots of small wins add up to big ones. Make fitness a priority. Work out even if you don't feel like it that day. Some times just showing up is the win. And don't forget to CELEBRATE when you meet a goal.
Your future self will thank you.