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Benefits of Exercising

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Exercises are necessary and beneficial especially for those middle aged people. There are exrecises fit for different age group which could keep them active and healthy.

For the younger ones, a more strenuous exercise routine will surely make them stronger and of course intensity fits their young bodies. But, for the older ones, a light but consistent physical activity will not only make them active, it will also enhance their strength and energy.

A person who exercises regularly is more energetic and healthy. Exercising thoughout your life have a  lot of benefits. Exercising regularly makes your heart stronger and lungs healthier.

Here are some benefits of exercises which could help with your decision whether to start your physical fitness activities…

Exercise and your mood.

After a stressful day, a workout at the gym or a brisk 30-minute walk can help you calm down. Exercise stimulates various brain chemicals, which may leave you feeling happier and more relaxed than you were before you worked out. It will make you feel better. It can also boost your confidence and improve your self-esteem. Exercise even reduces feelings of depression and anxiety.

Exercise and your diseases.

Heart disease? High blood pressure? Osteoporosis? Regular exercise is your tool to prevent and control this illnesses. Regular exercise can help you prevent — or manage — high blood pressure. Your cholesterol will benefit, too. This activity keeps your blood flowing smoothly by lowering the buildup of plaques in your arteries.

Regular exercise can also help you prevent type 2 diabetes, osteoporosis and certain types of cancer.

Exercise and your weight.

Overweight? Try walking or other physical activities. When you exercise, you burn calories. The more intense your exercise, the more calories you burn — and the easier it is to keep your weight under control.

Take the stairs instead of the elevator. Walk during your lunch break. Do jumping jacks during commercials. Better yet, turn off the TV and take a brisk walk. Dedicated workouts are great, but activity you accumulate throughout the day helps you burn calories, too.

Exercise and your heart and lungs.

Regular exercise can leave you breathing easier. Exercise delivers oxygen and nutrients to your tissues. In fact, regular exercise helps your entire cardiovascular system — the circulation of blood through your heart and blood vessels — work more efficiently. When your heart and lungs work more efficiently, you’ll have more energy to do the things you enjoy.

Exercise and your sleep.

A good night’s sleep can improve your concentration, productivity and mood. Exercise is sometimes the key to a better sleep. Regular exercise can help you fall asleep faster and deepen your sleep. The natural dip in body temperature five to six hours after you exercise might help you fall asleep.

Exercise and your sex life.

Regular exercise can leave you feeling energized and looking better, which may have a positive effect on your sex life. Exercise also improves your circulation, which can lead to more satisfying sex. And men who exercise regularly are less likely to have problems with erectile dysfunction than are men who don’t exercise, especially as they get older.

Exercise can also be — fun!

Exercise doesn’t have to be drudgery. Take a ballroom dancing class. Check out a local climbing wall or hiking trail. Push your kids on the swings or climb with them on the jungle gym. Plan a neighborhood kickball or touch football game. Find an activity you enjoy, and go for it. If you get bored, try something new. If you’re moving, it counts!

Now, what are you waiting for? Start a physical activity today and enjoy the benefits of exercising! 🙂


Written by orvillequillao

January 18, 2009 at 6:23 pm

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