Is your day non-stop? Are you always on the move? No time to exercise or relax? Exercising will give you more energy and time.
Recent studies suggest that overweight is more often caused by the lack of exercise than overeating. From age 20 on, most Americans show signs of obesity, gaining ½ to 1 ½ pounds per year, mostly in fat, primarily because of too little exercise. Your enemy is the television, sofa, and car.
Here are eight reasons and benefits to show you how exercise can help you.
1. Exercisers pay half as much in medical bills each year as those who don’t exercise, and exercisers only have one-third the number of sick days.
2. Exercise enables your cardio-respiratory system to function more efficiently as your lungs take in more air and deliver more oxygen to the tissues, and your heart pumps more blood with each contraction and delivers more oxygen to your muscles. It helps to fight stress.
3. Regular aerobic training lowers blood pressure, reduces the chances of a stroke.
4. Exercise increases muscle strength.
5. If you’re under stress or suffer from insomnia, exercise can help bring relief.
6. Regular exercise can slow most symptoms of aging such as; fat accumulation, weakened muscles, reduced balance, flexibility, agility, and reaction time.
7. Many doctors prescribe exercise for some types of depression. The body hormone, beta-endorphin, secreted increased amounts during exercise, is a natural euphoric or antidepressant, which may account for “Runner’s High”.
8. Exercise will make you look and feel better—an irresistible appeal to your vanity and an excellent argument to exercise regularly.
Exercising on a regular basis promotes efficient breathing, relieves tension, increases circulation, lowers blood pressure and heart rate, and keeps you more alert. An appropriate exercise program should include exercises for strength (machines & weight training), endurance (aerobics), and flexibility (calisthenics & yoga).
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