Exercising can improve your health and reduce the risk of diseases like type 2 diabetes and cardiovascular disease. It can have immediate and long-term health benefits as well as improving your quality of life.
There are many different ways to keep fit from running, going to gym, cycling, boxing, yoga, acrobatics, Zumba, dancing, walking etc….. In fact just exercising for 15 minutes a day can expand an average persons life span by 3 years.
The best reasons to get your heart pumping are;
It reduces stress and anxiety – exercise has been proven to be the fastest ways to clear cortisol, the stress hormone, out of your system and calm a frantic mind.
Helps you resist temptation – the endorphins rush released during exercise acts on the same neural pathways as addictive substances.
Protects your eyes – the best ways to protect your eyes and stave off age-related vision loss is regular cardiovascular exercise.
Puts a smile on your face – people who exercise feeling happier, more excited, and have more enthusiasm for life.
It strengthens bones – best way to build bone density and reduce the risk of fractures and osteoporosis into old age is to do weight-bearing exercises like running or dancing.
Helps with sleep – researchers have found, people who exercise regularly have less incidences of insomnia and have better quality of sleep.
Makes you smarter – exercise has been found to improve memory, boosts cognition, helps you learn faster, increases brain volume, and even makes you a better reader.
Manges chronic pain – moderate exercise gives both short-term and long-term improvements for people who have chronic pain, even if the underlying condition remains.
Reduces blood pressure – by attacking the plaque in your arteries and then as your arteries widen, the blood flows through more freely which results in your blood pressure eventually starting to drop.
Improves breathing – exercise can improve your breathing by strengthening the muscles that help your lungs open up to bring in oxygen and compress to push out carbon dioxide.
What type exercises are you doing today?