Want to have more energy, and feel better?
Look no further than the old-fashioned exercise. From preventing chronic health conditions to boosting confidence and self-esteem are just some of the benefits you can get from exercise. These are regardless of of age, sex or physical ability.
Here are ways on how physical activities can improve your life!
1. Exercise improves your mood.
A 30-minute brisk walk can help you calm down. Exercise can stimulates various brain chemicals, which can make you feel happy and more relaxed than you were before you worked out. You’ll also look better and feel better when you exercise regularly, which can boost your confidence and improve your self-esteem. Exercise even reduces feelings of depression and anxiety.
2. Exercise helps combats chronic diseases.
Regular exercise might be the ticket. It can help you prevent or manage high blood pressure. Your cholesterol will benefit, too. Regular exercise can increase “good” cholesterol while decrease the “bad” cholesterol. It can help 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 intensely you exercise, the more calories you burn and the easier it is to keep your weight under control. You don’t even need to set aside major chunks of time for working out. Take the stairs instead of the elevator. Walk during your lunch break. Do jumping jacks during commercials. Better yet, turn off the TV and take a brisk walk. Dedicated workouts are great, but activity you accumulate throughout the day helps you burn calories, too.
4. Exercise strengthens your heart and lungs.
Regular exercise can leave you breathing easier. Exercise delivers oxygen and nutrients to your tissues. In fact, regular exercise helps your entire cardiovascular system. 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. And, you guessed it; exercise is sometimes the key to better sleep. Regular exercise can help you fall asleep faster and deepen your sleep. The timing is up to you, but if you’re having trouble sleeping, you might want to try late afternoon workouts. The natural dip in body temperature five to six hours after you exercise might help you fall asleep.
6. Exercise can improve your sex life.
Exercise to the rescue. Regular exercise can leave you feeling energized and looking better, which may have a positive effect on your sex life. But there’s more to it than that. Exercise improves your circulation, which can lead to more satisfying sex. And men who exercise regularly are less likely to have problems with erectile dysfunction than are men who don’t exercise, especially as they get older.
7. Exercise can be fun!
Exercise doesn’t have to be drudgery. Take a ballroom dancing class. Check out a local climbing wall or hiking trail. Push your kids on the swings or climb with them on the jungle gym. Plan a neighborhood kickball or touch football game. Find an activity you enjoy, and go for it. If you get bored, try something new. If you’re moving, it counts!
Are you convinced? Good. Start reaping the benefits of physical activity today!