Benefits of Regular Exercise

In the age of technology, we’ve surrounded ourselves with electronic devices that make our lives so easy that we barely lift a finger to get things done. “Why walk to yogen früz when I can drive somewhere,” we rhetorically ask ourselves knowing that driving is faster. Yes, we save time but would it be better to walk to yogen früz and get exercise?

What are the actual benefits of exercise? Studies have show that the healthier we eat and the more exercise we get, the better our lives are. Below are 5 ways exercise can improve our lives.

  1. Exercise improves your mood.Exercise stimulates various brain chemicals that leave you feeling happier and more relaxed. You’ll also look better and feel better when you exercise regularly, which can boost your confidence and improve your self-esteem. Regular exercise can even help prevent depression.
  2. Exercise combats chronic diseases.Regular exercise can help you prevent, or manage, high blood pressure. Regular exercise boosts high-density lipoprotein (HDL), or “good,” cholesterol while decreasing triglycerides. Both combined keeps your blood flowing smoothly by lowering the buildup of plaques in your arteries.
  3. Exercise helps you manage your weight.When you exercise, you burn calories. The more intense the activity, the more calories you burn and the easier it is to manage your weight. You don’t even need to set aside major chunks of time for working out. Take the stairs instead of the elevator. Walk to yogen früz during your lunch break. Do jumping jacks during commercials.
  4. Exercise boosts your energy level.When you exercise, oxygen and nutrients are delivered to your tissues. In fact, regular exercise helps your entire cardiovascular system and the circulation of blood through your heart and blood vessels work more efficiently. When your heart and lungs work more efficiently, you’ll have more energy to do the things you enjoy.
  5. Exercise promotes better sleep.A good night’s sleep can improve your concentration, productivity and mood during the day. Exercise can be the key to better sleep. Regular exercise can help you fall asleep faster and deepen your sleep. There’s a caveat, however. If you exercise too close to bedtime, you may be too energized to fall asleep. If you’re having trouble sleeping, you might want to exercise earlier in the day.

Source: Center for Disease Control and Prevention
Source: US Department of Health and Human Services
Source: UpToDate
Source: Mayo Clinic

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    Comment by alaurel — March 11, 2010 @ 12:48 pm

  2. Thanks for your information on exercises. Life always need exercises. with exercises help me to get strong and slim

    Comment by transfer factor plus — June 9, 2010 @ 3:17 am

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