Any Physical movement that burns calories and makes your muscles work is Exercise. Swimming, Running, Jogging, Walking and Dancing are a few examples of Exercising. The main thing is the activity, whether physical or mental it is necessary for healthy living to be active.
In fact, regular exercise has physical and mental benefits. Here are the top 10 reasons why:
Exercise Makes You Happier
There is a link between Happiness and Exercise. Exercise decreases the feelings of depression, anxiety and stress.
Parts of the brain that regulate stress and anxiety are impacted by workout. With exercise, your brain activity increases and the hormones known for relieving the feelings of depression are activated.
Endorphin, a chemical known for relieving pain and stress starts producing more in the body.
In the same way, no matter the intensity of exercise, there is always a positive impact of mood change after a workout.
Inactivity is the number one cause of weight gain and obesity. In fact, there is a relationship between exercise and energy expenditure. Energy is used by the body in three ways:
- digesting food
- maintaining body functions e.g. breathing and heartbeat
Furthermore, with exercise, the metabolic rate increases which burn more calories and help in weight loss.
Exercise is Good for Muscles and Bones
For people, who are not genetically built, exercise is absolutely necessary to build bones and muscles. In fact, workout activity like weight lifting stimulates their muscle-building if done properly and with right protein intakes.
Likewise, exercise helps in the release of hormones that promote the ability of muscles to absorb amino acids which intern make them grow and reduce breakdown.
Similarly, with age muscle mask decreases, which leads to injuries and disabilities. Exercise is necessary to reduce mass loss and maintain strength with age.
Six weeks of regular exercise can increase the energy levels of people suffering from chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS).
In fact, a workout is an energy booster for both healthy and progressively ill people.
Fewer Chances of Chronic Diseases
Number one cause of sufferings from chronic diseases is lack of physical activity.
Regular exercise improves insulin sensitivity, body composition and cardiovascular fitness and yet decreases the blood fat levels.
In contrast, lack of exercising even short-term can increase the belly fat which increases the risk of type 2 diabetes, heart disease and can cause early death.
As a result, it is necessary to work out every day.
Oxidative stress can affect your skin in a negative way. It happens when your body’s antioxidant defenses are unable to repair the damage caused by free radicals.
A regular, moderate exercise is hence necessary to produce natural oxidants to protect skin cells.
Likewise, exercise also stimulates blood flow to induce skin cell adaptations that help delay the appearance of skin ageing.
Hippocampus is a part of the brain vital for memory and learning. Exercise helps this part of the brain to grow which ultimately increases the mental function.
Not only exercise prevents the chances of chronic disease, it will ultimately translate into mental benefits because a disease affects the regular function of the brain.
Improved Sleep Quality
Regular exercise helps you relax and sleep better. People suffering from Insomnia should try a moderate work out. It will increase body tiredness and temperature, which will convince the brain to get a good sleep.
For many years, it was recommended to rest during chronic pain. Pain tolerance and pain perception improve in the same way with exercise.
But, recent studies have shown that exercise helps relieve chronic pain.
Better Intimate Relationship
Exercise boosts sex drive. Regular exercise strengthens the cardiovascular system, improves blood circulation, enhanced flexibility and toned muscles.
As a result, all of them can improve your intimate life.
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