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Don’t Sit on It, Sweat It out

Benefits of Exercising

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It can be challenging to consistently stay active. However, the benefits of staying consistent make it more appealing to be active on a daily basis. Working out can improve everyday activities, enhance mental health and prevent disease and challenges that can emerge later in life.

Working out on a regular basis can help improve quality in everyday activities. Being active everyday boosts strength and physical endurance, making everyday tasks such as bringing in groceries or taking out the trash much easier and less physically exhausting. Exercising also sends oxygen and nutrients to body tissue, helping the cardiovascular system work more efficiently. This raises heart and lung health, which provides more energy to tackle daily chores.

Exercising consistently can immensely improve mental health as well. When you work out, your brain releases a feel-good chemical called endorphins which can enhance the feeling of well-being. Engaging in physical activities is also a good way to divert negative thoughts and take the mind away from stressful situations. Creating exercise goals or challenges to meet, even smaller ones, can boost self-confidence. Getting in shape can also help a person gain confidence and feel better about themselves.

Staying active consistently can set up for a lifetime of having a healthy body. Exercising can also improve quality of life for people who are suffering from a chronic disease. Besides preventing many long-lasting conditions, regular physical activity can make life better for people who have them. A complete program includes exercise that raises the heart rate, builds muscles and keeps joints moving well. Exercises that raise the heart rate can help improve heart health, stamina and weight control. Strength training, such as lifting weights, can improve muscle strength. It can slow disease-related losses of muscle strength and keep joints stable. Making time for flexibility exercises, such as stretching, can help joints keep moving, so they can work well and can remain healthy with age. Another important part of exercise, especially for older adults and people who have trouble moving, is balance. Balance exercise can help prevent falls and lessen injuries from falls.

While exercising is important, it is crucial to not over do it. Not listening to your body and pushing too hard can result in injury and burn out. Overtraining becomes an issue when an individual does not give themselves enough rest or take days off, not getting adequate nutrition for exercise being done, not getting a proper amount of sleep, exercising too intensely or not cutting back on workouts when sick or when dealing with stressful situations. To avoid this, it is essential to have a balanced workout routine.


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