WHEN WAS THE LAST TIME YOU EXERCISED YOUR BODY?
And you are cracking your brain and scratching your head in order to
remember the last time. I'm guilty myself. We are so so so busy with
our daily activities.
Exercise could help us in so many ways. Here are some benefits of exercising.
»Exercise can be fun and boosts your mood by stimulating various chemicals
in your brain that leave you feeling
more relaxed and happier. Regular
exercise also helps you get in shape
physically, which can boost your self-
esteem and confidence. Regular exercise may also make you feel better
about your appearance . Physical activity can also help you connect
with family or friends in a fun social setting. You could, take a
dance class, hit the hiking trails or join a soccer team. Find a
physical activity you enjoy, and just do it. And if you get bored, you
could try something new.
»Exercise controls weight by helping to prevent excess weight gain or
helping maintain weight loss. As you engage in physical activity, you
burn calories and the more intense the activity, the more calories you
burn. You don't need to set a long time for exercise to reap
weight-loss benefits. If you can't do an actual workout, get more
throughout the day in simple ways —
by taking the stairs instead of the
elevator or revving up your household
» Exercise boosts energy
Winded by grocery shopping or
household chores? Regular physical
activity can improve your muscle
strength and boost your endurance.
Exercise and physical activity deliver
oxygen and nutrients to your tissues
and help your cardiovascular system
work more efficiently. And when your
heart and lungs work more efficiently,
you have more energy to go about your daily chores.
»Exercise promotes better sleep-Regular physical activity can
help you fall asleep faster and deepen
your sleep. But don't exercise to close
to bedtime, or you may be too
energetic to fall asleep.
»Exercise enhances the health of your heart - Exercising boosts your
cardiovascular health by lowering your blood pressure, preventing
plaque from building up in your arteries and reducing your
triglyceride levels. Physical activity also appears to increase the
levels of high-density lipoprotein, or "good cholesterol," in your
blood while reducing your risk of stroke.
»Exercise prevents chronic health ailments- Regular exercise can
decrease your risk of getting cancer of the breast, colon, lung and
endometrial; arthritis; type 2 diabetes and; metabolic syndrome, a
health condition involving high cholesterol, high blood pressure and
high blood sugar.
»Regular exercise can help to strengthen your bones, muscles and
joints. It can slow down the loss of bone density that can lead to
osteoporosis. Older adults who exercise regularly also lower their
risk of suffering from a hip fracture if they should fall.
»Regular exercise also increase the strength of the lung by increasing
the amount of oxygen and nutrients your tissues receive. This oxygen
boost gives you more energy.
Remember to see your doctor before starting a new exercise program,
especially if you have any health issue or history.
Thanks for stopping by.