10 Benefits Of Daily Exercising
Unfortunately, there is no such thing in medicine as a magic portion that can cure every single ailment. However, if there is one thing doctor’s recommend that you do each and every day in order to preserve your health and ward off disease, it’s physical exercise.
No other therapy or medicine provides the human body with as many benefits as daily physical exercise. Yet, for whatever reason, far too many of us are living sedentary lifestyles. Maybe we spend too much time watching television, playing video games, sitting at our desks in the office and so on. Don’t let this be you anymore.
If you’re finding it hard to motivate yourself to exercise each day, a good idea is to buddy up. In this way, you both make yourselves accountable to one another. And if you’re still looking for a bit of extra inspiration, here are the top 10 benefits of daily exercise.
It Can Reduce Symptoms Of Depression
Being depressed is awful, and it can really slow you down in life. Sometimes, we no longer feel like going to work or meeting our friends, and sometimes we even find it hard to get out of bed in the morning.
Worse still, feeling depressed can leave us without any energy. As such, the last thing we want to do right now is exercise.
It’s important that you exercise when you’re depressed because this can help to relieve your symptoms. Exercise makes us feel better about ourselves and about life in general, and it also released so-called happy hormones and chemicals in our brains that instantly boost our mood.
It Can Lower Cholesterol
High cholesterol can be really damaging in the long-term and can cause heart attacks, stroke, diabetes and even cancer.
Although diet certainly helps to lower bad cholesterol, regular exercise plays a part, too.
Exercise Boosts Confidence
There is nothing more disheartening than a lack of confidence that prevents us from achieving all that we’d like to achieve in life. A lack of confidence can stop us from bagging our dream job, asking the boy out on a date, and so on and so on.
Confidence for a lot of people starts with how they look. If you look amazing, your confidence can easily rocket. If you don’t like the way you look, however, your confidence is going to be shot.
Daily exercise gets you in shape so that you LOVE the way you look and are ready to strut your stuff anywhere. World, we’re coming for you.
It Reduces Your Risk Of Osteoporosis
Osteoporosis is not a disease lots of us worry about. After all, we’ve got too much on our plate in the form of diabetes, cancer and heart disease.
But osteoporosis is very real – and it’s very debilitating.
Presently, some 10,000,000 American’s have osteoporosis, while a further 18,000,000 are at high risk. The condition is defined as “thinning of the bones” which basically causes joint pain and leaves you unable to do the things you were previously able to do without a second thought.
Exercising regularly helps to strengthen your bones and keep your skeleton in tip-top condition.
It Prevents Muscle Loss
As the human body grows older, it finds it more difficult to grow muscle as efficiently as it used to. When you’re in your twenties, you’re pretty much in your prime and growing muscle comes easily. But this doesn’t last for ever.
However, there are precautionary measures you can take to prevent your muscles from wasting away. And the best measure to take up is regular exercise.
Daily exercise doesn’t simply help you to maintain your muscle mass – it can also help you to actually increase it.
It Can Improve Digestion
Pretty much everyone at some point in their life will suffer from a digestive disorder. Indigestion manifests itself in various annoying and embarrassing symptoms, including excessive gas, bloating, stomach gripes, constipation, diarrhoea and so on.
Digestion is super important to a healthy you, and while your diet can certainly help a LOT, did you also know that daily exercise can improve things, too?
Exercise can help you intestinal muscles to better break down your food and transfer it through your system. It does this by reducing sluggishness and strengthening your abdominal muscles.
Exercise Can Reduce Chronic Pain
Chronic pain is an actual nightmare for anyone who suffers from it. It’s with you from the moment you wake up in the morning, to the moment you hit the sack for the night. It just never leaves.
But while it’s difficult to banish the pain forever, exercise can at least help to give you a bit more relief from it by releasing endorphins, so-called natural pain killers.
It Can Boost Mental Performance
Sometimes, it’s really hard to stay focused and productive at work. Tiredness often strikes halfway through the day, and things start to slow down. Before we know it, we haven’t fired off all those emails and filed those important documents, which means tomorrow is going to be super hectic.
There are ways to improve your mental performance at work. Fixing up your diet is one of them, while regular exercise is another.
Daily exercise sharpens our mental faculties by increasing the amount of oxygen flowing through our body. This, in turns, boosts productivity as well as our interpersonal relationships at work.
It Can Reduce Your Risk Of Stroke
Stroke is becoming more and more common and in America is now the number 1 cause of long-term, serious disability. Every single year, almost 800,000 U.S. citizens suffer a stroke, and the numbers are showing no signs of dwindling.
By increasing your heart rate, you can reduce your risk of stroke, and daily exercise is a good way to do this.
Exercise Narrows Your Blood Vessels
A poor diet and bad habits, such as smoking, can lead to tight, rigid and stiff blood vessels. Over time, this puts you at risk of all kinds of health problems, particularly heart disease and heart attack.
Exercise helps by making your vessels nice and flexible so that they are able to receive more oxygen.
Stay happy and healthy!