Our bodies, being one of our greatest defenses against becoming ill. The leading physicians in the field of preventive medicine coined the term “aerobics” and began the exercise craze in the early 1970s
One of the most important ingredients of healthy lifestyle is having a modest physical exercise program, which increases your metabolism, good for mind, body and spirit, improving your fitness and weight goals. Also, a team counting on you to show up and work hard is plenty of motivation for you to get to the gym day in and day out. However, excessive exercise can significantly increase the amount of free radicals and causes oxidative stress. Strenuous exercisers will need more nutrition intake to prevent cell fatigue which could lead to chronic diseases.
LIST OF BENEFITS OF EXERCISE
Improves Metabolism and Anti-Aging
Your metabolism includes all the things your body does to turn food into energy and keep you going. Some people have a faster metabolism than others, but speeding it up is up to you.
Muscle cells need a lot of energy, which means they burn a lot of calories. In fact, they burn more calories than fat cells, even when you’re not exercising. Therefore the time you spend working out reaps benefits long after you stop sweating.
Exercise becomes even more important as you get older. You naturally lose muscle mass with age, which slows down your metabolism. Working out can stop that slide.
Improves Brain Health
Exercise can improve brain function and protect memory and thinking skills. It improves blood flow to the brain and helps brain health and memory. Among older adults, it can help protect mental function and reduce the risks of Alzheimer’s disease and schizophrenia.
Physical activity increases your heart rate, which promotes the flow of blood and oxygen to your brain. It can also stimulate the production of hormones that can enhance the growth of brain cells.
Boost Energy and Sleep Better
If you can’t sleep and instead are prone to tossing and turning, exercising can help you sleep better. By strengthening circadian rhythms, exercising can help keep you more bright-eyed during the day and bring on sleep at night. It also promotes better quality sleep.
You will become stronger, your body will have a more durable design, and you’ll have more energy! Many of us are aware of the people who fail to achieve their goals, people who lack the energy for active life.
Reduce the risk of chronic disease
Regular exercise has been shown to improve insulin sensitivity, cardiovascular fitness and body composition, elevate levels of HDL cholesterol, decrease levels of LDL cholesterol, yet decrease blood pressure and blood fat levels.
Empowers Immune System
If you exercise, your immune system is better equipped to handle bacteria that could cause you to become sick.
Though this boost only lasts for a few hours after you exercise, it’s often enough to help keep you healthier than you would be if you didn’t exercise. All you need to do is walk for a half hour every day or find time to hit the gym a few times every week. By speeding up the cells in your immune system that fight off bacteria, you can get healthier in no time. Studies have also shown that people who work out often take half as many sick days per year as those who don’t work out. Try to incorporate more exercise into your day to help strengthen your immune system over time.
Increase Strength and Flexibility
Strength training, whether you’re lifting weights, doing body-weight exercises or incorporating yoga moves, helps improve muscle strength and muscle mass, particularly important as we age. It also keeps bones strong, thus serving as a great natural treatment for osteoporosis. Plus, increased muscle helps your body burn calories more efficiently long after your workout is over.
If strength training and stretching aren’t a part of your fitness routine, it’s time to incorporate them. It increases your body’s flexibility, sends more blood to your muscles, and improves circulation. Just a few minutes a day of deep stretching can make a difference.