10 Benefits of Exercise You Can Achieve!
Exercise has so many benefits. It’s a great way to nurture and love yourself holistically. It benefits the mind, body, and spirit. Today, I will share with you 10 benefits of exercise you can achieve that may change the way you view working out.
Your body is designed to move. “Move it or lose it.” (Muscle mass that is)
Regular exercise routines are needed for many of us today. Modern technologies require very little human activity. Now… many machines perform the chores that past generations of people did themselves. More people sit for hours a day computing and watching TV while obesity and health related diseases have skyrocketed in our modern American culture.
Without regular exercise, people do not use their bodies, as the human machines that they are.
Exercise is consistent movement over a duration of time. It is recommended that we perform, at least 150 minutes a week, at a moderate pace. If you lack the motivation to exercise regularly….these 10 BENEFITS of exercise you can achieve… should get you going today!
10 Benefits of Exercising Regularly
1. Improved Cardiovascular Health
Adding at least 5 days of moderate cardiovascular exercise for a minimum of 30 minutes lowers your risk of developing diabetes, high blood pressure, high cholesterol and heart disease related illnesses.
When you walk, run, dance and participate in cardiovascular exercises, it builds up your heart muscle and it becomes stronger.
It improves your respiratory system, as oxygen levels in the blood increases and improves circulation throughout your body, which gives your cells energy to work better. It also thins the blood naturally reducing the risks of blood clots.
2. Improved Immune System
Exercise helps your immune system function even BETTER! Who doesn’t want to be more resistant to getting sick or heal quicker?
3. Weight Loss
People who are trying to maintain or lose weight benefit from regular exercise, as it helps them achieve their goals easier than dieting alone.
4. Muscle Building
Adding strength training 2-3 days a week to your workouts can enhance your muscle tone, strength, and endurance, as well as increase bone mass and density, which will result in stronger bones that are less resistant to breaking.
5. Easier Calorie Burning
The more muscle to fat ratio a person has (lean body tissue) helps them to burn more calories during exercise and continue to burn calories after their workout.
6. More Energy
Exercise allows you to perform activities of daily living with greater ease, such as house and yard work, shopping, and climbing stairs without becoming out-of-breath.
Regular workouts helps people maintain a positive self-esteem, self-image, and practice basic goal setting, determination, self-control, and discipline.
8. Regular Sleeping Habits
Today, so many people suffer from poor quality sleep due to the blue light that comes from many of our electronic devices. However, exercise improves your ability to fall asleep and enjoy restorative sleeping patterns that are beneficial to your health mind, and recovery.
9. Better Mental Health
Regular exercise improves “feel-good” hormones in the body and can reduce anxiety and depression on a daily basis!
10. Active Core Strength
Strengthens your core, which results in better posture and improved stability, less back pain, and reduces overall pain and inflammation in the body.
*Some of these benefits were sourced from NAFC Lifestyle Consultant, 2015
You can easily achieve these 10 benefits of exercise and so many more.
If you have not started exercising…what are you waiting for?
Take small consistent steps to have a more active lifestyle. You won’t find the time…you will have to make the time. Invest in your biggest asset…YOU!
Comment Below: What is the #1 benefit that keeps you exercising regularly? If you are not currently exercising, what is the #1 Benefit you want to receive from exercising regularly?
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