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Health Benefits Of Exercise

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Health Benefits Of Exercise

If you want to have more energy, feel better and live longer, exercise is the best thing you can do for yourself. Unfortunately, most of us tend to ignore the fruitful health benefits of exercise due to our daily life responsibilities. If you do not have the time to exercise try starting off with baby steps. Consider taking the stairs, walking to the coffee shop or maybe waking up half an hour early so that you can exercise.

Many people think that exercise may make them feel more tired, but the reality is actually the opposite. Exercise increases your energy levels and pumping oxygen and nutrient rich blood to all the organs of your body. When you heart, lungs and brain work more effectively, you can work better and longer. Boosting your metabolism like this will work wonders if you are overweight. Exercise makes your body function efficiently getting rid of the excesses in your life.

Exercise wards off health conditions

Heart disease is the leading cause of death in most parts of the world but this deadly condition can effectively be prevented with exercise. People with diabetes and high blood pressure can benefit greatly from exercise as it boosts HDL (good cholesterol) levels in the bloodstream. Regular physical activity can control or prevent numerous health conditions that can be troublesome, costly and even deadly in the future.

Physiological benefits of exercise

Physical activity enhances the release of certain brain chemicals such as endorphins and dopamine that make you feel happier, healthier and more energetic for a long period of time. Moreover, exercise is also a great way to relax and unwind after a long day at work. Exercising regularly can make you feel more confident about your work performance and outward appearance, thus increasing your self-esteem. Other important benefits of exercise include increased productivity, motivation, inspiration to do better and creativity, sharper memory and better learning skills.

For those who believe that cognitive decline is bound to happen, think again. Even though it cannot be prevented, it can be delayed for a long time with exercise!

Health benefits of walking

Question: Which takes longer, 30 minutes of running or 30 minutes of walking?

While walking may appear as a simple exercise, it will provide numerous health benefits such as:

  • Reduced risk of heart disease
  • Increased pulmonary and cardiovascular fitness
  • Reduced risk of many types of cancers
  • Reduced risk of diabetes and obesity
  • Stronger bones
  • Improved balance
  • Conditions such as hypertension, high cholesterol, diabetes, muscle pain and stiffness are better controlled
  • Increased stamina and strength
  • Reduced body fat

Try brisk walking for 30 minutes per day, for 3 days per week. It will add years to your life.

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