While you know regular exercise is good for you, do you really know how good? In addition to helping with your weight loss or muscle building goals, regular exercise will give you more energy, improve your mood and help ward off health issues, such as stroke, heart disease, diabetes, and certain types of cancer. The best part about exercise is anyone, no matter your age or level of physical fitness, can partake in various forms of exercise. Whether you prefer running, power walking or yoga, Omar Yunes shares some of the major health benefits of exercising regularly.
- Boosts Energy. Exercising in the morning will give you more energy throughout the day. Regular exercise also enhances your endurance and muscle strength, so you’ll have more energy to complete tasks that once made you winded. This is because physical activity supplies your body tissues with the oxygen and nutrients they need and promotes a healthy cardiovascular system.
- Improves Mood. Whether you’re feeling down or had a stressful day at work, exercise can help. Exercise stimulates the brain chemicals that control your mood and can make you feel happier and more relaxed. Even exercising for just 30 minutes a day a few times a week can improve your mood. And, as exercise promotes muscle strength and weight loss, it can make you feel better about your appearance and therefore boosts your self-confidence.
- Fights Disease & Health Issues. Research shows physical activity can help fight a variety of diseases and health issues. Exercise boosts the levels of good cholesterol (HDL) in your body, while decreasing the amount of triglycerides, unhealthy fats. This keeps your cardiovascular system functions efficiently to prevent high blood pressure or heart disease. Staying active can also help prevent or manage stroke, type 2 diabetes, osteoporosis, Alzheimer’s, metabolic syndrome, anxiety, depression, and several types of cancer.
These three benefits are reason enough to start exercising regularly. Start by exercising for at least 30 minutes a day, 3-5 times a week!