Active people live more productive lives, have a more positive outlook, can significantly contribute to society, and are lovely people to be around. They know the secret to good health and well-being and attract people to themselves.
To achieve that lifestyle, adding one habit will enhance your life, and that is a regular exercise program. The benefits of exercise will far outweigh the time, effort, and fatigue you have put into the process. The following rewards will occur once you make that critical decision.
1) Exercise helps to control your weight
The weight control can be managed if you add physical activity to your day. Whether seeking to lose or maintain your current weight, you need to burn more calories than you take at meals. A sedentary life adds pounds which are challenging to lose since the food you take turns into fat because it has no other choice.
2) Exercise encourages positive thoughts.
Chemicals in the brain are stimulated through physical activity, allowing you to feel more upbeat and relaxed. You will notice that your self-esteem and confidence are improving. Memory and judgment are also enhanced. Anger issues have been known to disappear.
3) Exercise wards off disease and poor health.
Regular physical activity will reduce your risk for heart disease because it causes a boost in your high-density lipoprotein (HDL), otherwise known as good cholesterol while decreasing your unhealthy triglycerides. Keeping your blood flowing efficiently also reduces susceptibility to other diseases, such as cancer, arthritis, and type 2 diabetes.
4) Exercise gives you an energy boost.
If you exercise regularly, your muscle strength and endurance will soar. Oxygen and nutrients gain access to your tissues, strengthening your heart and lungs and facilitating your ability to do physical chores. Contrary to popular belief, exercise doesn’t tire you; it creates energy in your body. Your body rises to meet the challenge of more power by becoming more assertive. Moderate exercise, such as a 15-minute walk, has the primary effect of increased energy. However, very intense exercise like working out at the gym can at least temporarily reduce power because you come away tired.
5) Exercise ensures better sleep.
If you are inactive at work, sitting for most of your day and then spending your evenings watching TV, you may find it challenging getting to sleep or to stay asleep during the night. Physical activity during the day will tire you mentally and physically, allowing you to rest well at night. It has been found that active people have fewer sleep problems, falls asleep sooner, and need less sleep each night to function fully the following day.
How often should you exercise?
Cardiovascular exercise benefits your heart and can be done 3 to 5 times a week for sessions ranging from 20 to 60 minutes. Brisk walking, swimming, aerobics, skating, or bicycling can help you burn more calories and aid in your weight loss.