The benefits of regular exercises can only be felt by those who actually do it. For those who are yet to start and for those who are thinking why to start, here are some of the benefits of regular exercises. Once you go through them you will understand what you were missing till now.
Benefits Of Regular Exercise
Control Your Weight
The greatest and commonest benefit of regular exercises is that you can control your weight. Weight gain is a very common problem and often exercise is the only way to reduce weight in a healthy way.
Exercises help to burn calories and with the increase in activities this burning process also increases. Interestingly, you need not go to a gym to work out heavily. Just simple regular physical activities all along the day are enough for the purpose.
This is another area where regular exercises help a lot. These not only help in preventing various ailments, but also help in reducing some conditions.
Regular exercises help to strengthen the heart muscles, lower the blood pressure and LDL (Low Density Lipoprotein or ‘bad’ cholesterol) level, and raise the HDL (High Density Lipoprotein of ‘good’ cholesterol) level in blood.
These heavily reduce the chances of getting various heart diseases and stroke. It also ensures improved blood flow and actually increases the chances of living a longer life.
High Blood Pressure
This is related to heart and the body. Fat can get accumulated in the walls of the arteries which reduce blood flow raising the pressure.
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Regular exercise helps to burn off this fat reducing the blood pressure as well as improving the rate of blood flow.
Burning out sugar helps in keeping the blood sugar level low in the body. Regular exercises help in reducing the chance of getting non-insulin dependent diabetes.
Back Pain And Osteoporosis
These are the two conditions that you can keep at bay with regular exercises. While increased muscle strength and flexibility ensures that the chances of getting back pain are reduced, increase in bone mass due to exercises and proper diet can keep away osteoporosis for long time.
Regular exercises can actually improve the mood of a person. This happens because physical activities stimulate the release of various brain chemicals which make one feel happy and relaxed.
So it is often recommended that if you are stressed out, go to the gym or take a brisk 30-minute walk. Such improved mental condition can actually boost your confidence and self-esteem.
Exercises and regular physical activities actually boost energy. During exercise, the intake of oxygen is increased and the body can absorb the nutrients easily. So the tissues are fed with both oxygen and nutrients increasing their working capacity. Ultimately you end up with more vigor.
Exercises have other benefits too. Regular exercises can actually improve sleep in people suffering from disturbed sleep. As exercise increases the energy level, people may find their sex life becoming more enjoyable. Physical activities can improve libido and enhance the arousal of women while prevent erectile dysfunction in men. Finally, exercise can be a great way to unwind after a stressful period.
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