Many of us need to follow an exercise program, in order to remain healthy. Too many of us in fact! According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) more than one-third (34.9% or 78.6 million) of U.S. adults are obese. [Read abstract Journal of American Medicine (JAMA)]
Below, you’ll find several excellent reasons why you should start exercising now. Right now!
1. Contributes to fat loss
It is well proven from scientific research all over the world that physical exercise contributes to weight loss. If you burn more calories than you consume through nutrition, you’ll lose weight. When you exercise, you burn more calories than when you don’t. It’s really quite simple – the more you exercise,
the more weight or fat you’ll lose.
2. Prevent disease
The chances of developing several various diseases has been proven to decrease when exercising. These
diseases include heart disease, cancer, diabetes, and stroke.
Around 4 out of 5 deaths caused by heart disease and cancer are linked to factors that include stress
and lack of exercise. We all know that diabetes increases the chance for heart attacks and strokes.
What this shows us is that many of the risk factors and diseases caused by not exercising are working
in conjunction to damage your health. To prevent this from happening, start exercising. It can be as simple as going for an evening walk and then working your way up to hitting the gym regularly but you do need to start consistently moving your body.
3. Improving or eliminating disease
Many severe and minor diseases can be improved or even healed through regular exercise. These even
include the diseases listed above. By following a regular plan, you can also decrease HDL cholesterol levels, decrease triglyceride levels, and decrease your blood pressure as well.
Exercising on a regular basis will also reduce the risk of prostate cancer for men, breast and uterine cancer for women, and much more. All of this is scientifically proven, which is why you should start exercising today.
4. Enhance your state of mind
Everyone knows from the many scientific studies that regular exercising will lead to an increased
release of endorphins in the body. These chemicals will fight depression and make you feel happier. The
body releases these endorphins only 12 minutes into the workout so be sure to make your workouts at least 15 minutes or longer, depending on your current physical state.
There is another chemical known as serotonin that is increased during and after a workout. The
increased levels of serotonin in the central nervous system is associated with feelings of well being
and decreased mental depression. The chemical can also help you sleep better at night.
5. Enhance your wellness
When you are in great shape and well fit, you’ll have more energy and you’ll notice that your overall
mood is improved. You will have experienced that you can stretch beyond your own limits and you
know that you can do more than you thought possible.
Exercising regularly will give you more energy, which can help you be more productive at home and
at work. Exercising can help give your new goals a sense of purpose and give you something to focus
on and aim for. This can help you increase your persistence and prevent you from going off track
while you aim for your goal.
7. Social interactions
After a workout on a regular basis you can boost your self esteem. This can help you look better and you’ll be more comfortable in your own skin as well. Exercise will also help you to become more active and meet new people, which will prevent you from feeling isolated and unsupported. Exercise will also
increase your interests in sex, and can help you to improve your marriage or your partner
After knowing all of these tips and reasons to exercise, you shouldn’t hesitate to get out there and exercise. You can exercise at home or join a gym. There are several different ways that you can exercise, all you have to do is select a few that you like. Take a little bit of time out of your day and start exercising consistently. You will feel more like your old self and your body and your mind will thank you!
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