Exercise is the fountain of good health. It keeps us vibrant, mobile and youthful. We keep hearing about the wonders of exercising regularly, but what does exercise mean and just what activities can be termed as exercise?
Any movement that makes your muscles work and burn calories can be called exercise. Walking, jogging, swimming, dancing etc. are all exercises. Work that you enjoy and work that you don’t are all exercise as long as they make you sweat and burn calories.Now let’s see how exercise is beneficial for a healthy living.
Exercise helps you lose weight
Regular exercise increases metabolic rate and promotes burning of more calories.
This will directly lead to weight loss.
Improves muscle and bone strength
Exercise releases hormones that promote absorption of amino acids when adequate protein is included in your diet. This helps muscles grow. Exercise also builds bone density in the young and this will help prevent osteoporosis later in life.
Exercise increases energy levels.
Even people with persistent fatigue and people suffering from illness will benefit from regular exercise as it increases energy levels.
Exercise reduces risk of chronic diseases.
Regular exercise improves insulin sensitivity, heart health and body function. It decreases blood pressure and blood fat. This will reduce the risk of chronic diseases.
Exercise improves brain health and memory
Exercise increases heart rate promoting blood flow to the brain. This maintains brain health and improves memory.
Additional benefits of exercising include:
• Better sleep
• Better skin
• Happier state of mind
• Reduction in pain
• Better quality of life
Regular exercise is the best way to lead a healthy and happy life. Choose your exercise carefully. If you have any health condition, consult your doctor before you start a new exercise regimen. Take professional help if you have ambitious goals and if you take up challenging exercises.
If you are looking for the simplest and easiest exercise, jut get up and start walking and climbing stairs instead of driving, riding or taking an elevator.
Step out to step into good health.