Why Should I Exercise?

Why Should I Exercise?

  1. Exercise improves your quality of life. You will have more energy and capability to do the things you want to.
  2. Exercise improves your mood, increases enthusiasm and optimism and improves your self-image. People who regularly exercise feel better about themselves. Also, research has found that mildly depressed people who begin to engage in regular activity have a positive mood swing within two to three weeks.
  3. Exercise reduces the risk of cardiovascular disease, adult on-set diabetes and high blood pressure. Your body needs the beneficial consequences of activity, such as helping the heart and muscles use oxygen and energy sources more efficiently.
  4. Exercise improves your quality of sleep. Exercisers usually go to sleep more quickly, sleep more soundly and feel more refreshed than non-exercisers.
  5. Exercise helps you control your weight. When coupled with sensible eating, exercise helps considerably in weight loss and maintenance by increasing metabolism.
  6. Exercise helps prevent certain types of cancer. Exercise has proven to help prevent colon and breast cancer. This is thought to be due to exercise enhancing your natural immunity system, improving your ability to use and regulate hormones, move food more quickly through the digestive process and provide antioxidant defenses.
  7. Exercise can prevent osteoporosis. Weight-bearing exercise has proven to be one of the major prevention devices for osteoporosis and joint pain.

But, most importantly; exercise just makes you feel good. Do it for yourself!


Article Category: Fitness