7 Reasons To Exercise

What happens In Your Body When You Exercise?

Exercise is a necessary part of maintaining a healthy life. Many of us benefit from structured programs or by simply adding in ten or more minutes daily of some form of physical or cardio activity. Listed below are seven reasons why there is no better time than now to start exercising.

1. Contributes To Fat Loss

It is a well-known, and proven, fact from scientific research, that physical exercise contributes to weight and fat loss. Burning more calories than are eaten will result in weight loss. Adding in exercise, more calories will be burnt than if no exercise takes place. Simply put, more exercise results in more calories burnt, which results in more weight and fat lost.

2. Disease Prevention

Common diseases that can have added prevention with regular exercise are heart disease, cancer, diabetes, and stroke.

Around four out of five deaths caused by the listed diseases can be linked to factors including stress and lack of exercise. Diabetes increases the chance for heart attacks and strokes. Regular exercising can help prevent the onset of type 2 diabetes. Let’s start exercising.

3. Improving Disease

There are many severe and minor diseases that can be improved, and sometimes healed, through regular exercise. By following a regular plan, HDL Cholesterol levels can decrease, triglyceride levels can decrease, and high blood pressure and be decreased too.

Exercising on a regular basis can also reduce the chances of prostate cancer for men, breast and uterine cancer for women, and much more. Exercise has been scientifically proven to be a very useful tool in improving these diseases.

4. Enhance Your State Of Mind

Regularly exercising will lead to an increased release of endorphins in the body. These chemicals are known to fight depression and create a happy feeling. It only takes 12 minutes after starting a workout for the body to release these endorphins.

Serotonin is another chemical that increases during and after a workout. Serotonin is well known to aid in a better sleeping habits, but it also is associated with the feeling of well being and has been known to decrease mental depression as well.

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5. Enhance Your Wellness

As the body and mind become healthier and more fit, more energy will be noticed and the overall mood is improved. Seeing and knowing that you can do more than you thought possible, you will have a whole new set of experiences that are waiting for you.

6. Persistence

While exercising regularly will produce more energy, being more productive at home and work will also be noticed. Exercising can help find new goals and a sense of purpose that gives you something to focus on and aim towards. This will help persistence and aid in the prevention of getting off track when working towards your goals.

7. Social Capabilities

Self esteem will generally be increased after a workout. This can help you look better and feel more confident and comfortable. Exercise is also another way to stay active and meet new people with similar interests and goals. This will also prevent you from feeling isolated and unsupported. Exercise will also increase your interest in sex, and can help improve relationships.

These seven reasons to exercise are just the beginning. Don’t hesitate to get out there and exercise. Try something new, something fun, or even something challenging. Exercise at home, or join a gym, there are many ways to get started. There are several ways that you can exercise, all you need to do is select a few that you like and take a little bit of time out of your day to find a routine. You’ll feel better than ever before and your body and mind will thank you.

Heather Hanrahan

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