We’ve always been hearing about exercises and their various benefits. But sadly, not many of us know the exact benefits of exercising. Regularly exercising keeps all the organs of your body healthy and in their optimum state, thereby reducing even the slightest chance of contracting any disease.
(1) Weight Loss & Control
By being involved in a physical activity every day, helps an individual to burn calories in the body. The more calories one burns, the healthier his/her body gets. Exercising not only helps you in losing weight but also in maintaining a perfect weight as well.
To maintain a proper weight after losing the extras, consistency must be maintained in the exercise routine; else you might put on that extra weight sooner than you could expect. If you can’t find time to exercise anymore, do any regular physical activity every day like taking the stairs instead of the elevator.
(2) Enhancement of Mood
With all of the stress that we receive from work, we need to feel uplifted every day; not just on the weekends. Exercising every day will surely enhance our moods to a substantial extent. Sometimes you’ll feel joy, happiness, peace, and elation for no reason.
When we are in a good mood, our body shifts into a better vibration wherein it stays healthy automatically. Ask any qualified doctor about the relationship between stress and health, and you’ll soon realize how important it is to be happy all the time.
(3) Elevated Energy
Have you ever wondered why a little stroll to the grocery store makes you tired? Or have you ever wondered why playing with kids in the park for just a half-hour makes you exhausted while the kids are super energized? The simple answer is: ‘lack of exercise.’
Have you ever noticed that if you don’t use any piece of electronic equipment for a prolonged time, its functions get hampered? Your body also gets “hampered” if it is not given enough exercise.
(4) Reduction in Anxiety
It has already been pointed out above that a regular exercise regimen can uplift your mood and keep you happy at all times. But do you know that it can also help you stay out of anxiety? Believe it or not, excessive anxiety can break your body down.
Exercising creates new and exciting neurons along with other sets of neurons that emit the GABA neurotransmitter. The calming effect is experienced by the body when the GABA neurotransmitters are involved in the heavy neural firing, producing a natural calm in the body.
(5) Sound Sleep
Sleep is another factor which determines the status of your health. Lack of sleep produces a plethora of diseases in the body. People who don’t exercise develop unhealthy sleeping cycles.
Regular exercising, on the other hand, promotes better sleep. You’ll sleep better and deeper when you’re involved in regular everyday exercise routines. A good sleep develops a fresh mind, and a fresh mind achieves any goal that comes in front of it.
(6) Strengthening of Brian
Exercising results in an increased blood flow in our body. This increment in the blood flow rate helps the brain to act promptly, stay active and more focused. You develop a deep focus after a workout session.
Increased blood flow in the body helps the brain to work at its optimum level. This happens because more nerve cells get multiplied; their interconnection gets stronger, and their resistance levels also increase in protecting the brain from any harm.
(7) Best Preventive Medicine
You must have heard the old adage: “Prevention is better than cure.” Exercise is the best preventive drug that we have available to us. Using this natural healing phenomenon; anyone can reap the rewards of ‘perfect health.’
Studies have confirmed that regular exercising can help in preventing the body against diseases such as stroke, type 2 diabetes, depression, asthma, dementia, etc. Exercising also reduces the rate of aging, helping you stay younger for years.
So, now you have with you a list of seven major benefits of exercising regularly. Getting involved in physical activities on a regular basis helps you feel better, stronger, and healthier. What more do you want from your lifestyle?
Make it a point to dedicate at least 150 minutes every week for medium level exercises, and 75 minutes every week for advanced workout sessions. If you can, then also take out some extra time during the week for other physical activities like swimming, cycling, running, etc. One last piece of advice: if you haven’t exercised in a very long time, then go for a medical checkup first and ask your doctor which exercises will be the most beneficial to you.