Today we’re going to talk about fitness. There is absolutely nothing wrong with wanting to look your best, but there are so many other reasons why fitness should be a part of your daily lives.
1. Regular exercise can reduce your risk of disease. Research by the National Cancer Institute has linked physical activity with a lower risk of breast and endometrial cancer. It has also been proved to result in reduced blood pressure and cholesterol levels which can lower your risk of developing heart disease. Exercise improves your body’s ability to metabolize glucose, which is a key factor in being able to fend off Type 2 Diabetes.
2. Exercise gives you increased sustainable energy. Regular brisk can boost energy levels by 20 percent and decrease fatigue by 65 percent. The reason: breaking a sweat raises your metabolism and increases production of the brain chemical dopamine, and that helps you feel less tired. and boosts your mood!
3. It strengthens your immune system. Research has shown that regular exercise can help your body fight off bacteria and viruses and stave off colds, flus and other illnesses. A strong immune system can also help slow down the aging process.
4. Strength training for at least one hour per week can help maintain strong bones and prevent or slow down the progress of debilitating diseases like osteoporosis and arthritis.
5. Exercise can lower the risk of developing dementia based on cardiovascular illness because it improves the flow of blood throughout your body, including to your brain.
6. It boosts productivity. Studies have shown that employees who exercise regularly are more alert, more energetic, more creative, and more productive than non-exercisers. 6.
7. Exercise strengthens your memory. A study cited in the Behavioral Brain Research journal found that a single session of aerobic exercise resulted in higher blood levels of the hormones associated with a strong memory.
8. It can help you sleep better. A recent National Sleep Foundation study found that a little more than 2/3 of of regular exercisers reported getting a better night’s sleep than before they started exercising.
Most physicians and physiologists recommend doing some form of brisk exercise at least 150 minutes each week. it is also recommended that at least 1/3 of that time be some type of strength training.
There are so many different ways one can fit in physical activity into their daily fitness routine and so many different types of exercises that there really isn’t any excuse not to exercise. Some of the more popular types of exercise are walking, running, hiking, cardio, strength training, HIgh Intensity Interval Training, Cardio-Dance, Yoga, Pilates, Tai Chi, Mixed Martial Arts, and various types of sports. No matter what you chose, you are doing yourself a favor!