10 Ways regular exercise improves your life
What are the benefits of exercise? Getting regular exercise does far more for you, than just make you lose weight and keep fit; it can give you a whole new zest for life. Just 30 minutes of physical activity a day can improve your mood, increase your mental capacity and help you live for longer. Here are ten ways that regular exercise can improve your whole life:
1. Regular exercise builds your confidence
Not only does regular exercise make you feel better about your body, it also makes you feel better about yourself, as a whole. You will find yourself filled with a newfound self-confidence that will shine out in everything that you do.
2. It strengthens your bones
Just like your muscles, your bones are living tissue too, and the more you exercise them, the stronger they will get. You may not worry too much about the strength of your bones when you are young, but, when you get older, regular exercising can help to avoid you falling and fracturing your bones.
3. Regular exercise boosts your immune system
When you exercise, your body becomes more efficient. The temperature of your body increases, you breathe harder and your heart pumps faster. All of this helps your body flush toxins and bacteria out of your system and it also makes your disease fighting antibodies circulate faster through your body.
4. It improves your mood
Exercise is a great way to let off steam and relieve some of that stress. Just a 30 minute walk will stimulate the production of a number of chemicals in the body that will both calm you and improve your mood.
5. Regular exercise will increase your energy levels
Strangely, the best thing to do when you feel tired is to take some exercise. Stretching your muscles and flexing your body will actually reduce the feelings of tiredness. If you are really physically exhausted, then that might be a different matter. But, usually, tiredness is a mental state, rather than a physical one.
6. Regular exercise will help you sleep
It’s not so much that exercise will make you so tired that you have to sleep, but that it will improve the natural rhythm of your body. Regular physical exercise will help you to fall asleep faster, and you will enjoy a deeper sleep too.
7. It will build your mental strength
Pushing yourself, ever further, in your regular exercise routine will give you the strength to push yourself further in everyday life. You will find an inner strength that you never knew you had and, that strength of mind will stay with you forever.
8. Regular exercise will keep you active for longer
Regular exercise will not only keep you alive for longer, it will also help you enjoy that life more. Without regular physical activity, your body will lose its stamina and its strength. Even if you start your exercise regime later in life, for every hour of exercise that you do, you will gain an extra two hours of life. Now that’s worth thinking about!
9. It can improve your ‘bedroom performance’!
Exercise will give you more energy and greater stamina, but it also increases the physical arousal in both men and in women. The increased blood flow that regular exercise causes, will have a positive effect on both genders.
10. Regular exercise promotes better habits
Getting into the exercise habit also promotes better all round, life habits. Once you find the motivation to work out regularly, you will also find the motivation to eat more healthily, and to go out and get the things that you want. Taking up regular exercise can really be a life changer, in more ways than you might have realised.
Do you exercise regularly? Do you know some other benefits of regular exercise?
Stay happy and healthy!