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7 Benefits of Exercise

Tuesday, November 12, 2013
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There are so many advantages that you can derive from regular physical activity. Allocate 30 to 60 minutes 3 to 5 times each week to get the best results. People generally live longer, look and feel better as well as perform work more optimally when the body is fit and healthy. Here are 7 great effects.

1. Stay fit. Exercise effectively burns fat and helps you maintain a healthy weight and fit body. Individuals can reward themselves more by eating extra calories each day without having to worry about obesity or being overweight. Cardiovascular mixed with weight training is the best approach.

2. Prevent disease. Regular physical activity improves blood circulation, works the lungs and heart and boosts the immune system. You can also keep cholesterol levels down and get rid of toxins in the body thereby preventing serious and common illnesses like cancer, heart problems and diabetes.

3. More tolerance for activities. Since exercising regularly works out the heart and boosts strength and endurance, you can tolerate work and activities more. You will notice improved performance when playing sports and added energy when doing daily tasks.

4. Improved mental state. Exercising also improves the way you think because of the better circulation of blood toward the brain. Chemicals in the brain as well as neurotransmitters are balanced properly so you feel good about yourself and can focus and concentrate better.

5. A great stress relief. People need to hit the gym or go for a run 30 minutes 3 times a week at least to experience the stress-relieving benefits of exercise. Find a sport or activity you personally enjoy. You can also work out with family and friends or take your dog out for a brisk walk. Be creative.

6. Improved sleeping habits. Exercise let you sleep better so you feel well-rested in the morning. It can treat insomnia and other sleeping problems quickly. People having trouble getting deep sleep or falling asleep can also experience the benefits through exercise.

7. Longer life. Exercise generally adds 3 to 10 years to a person’s life. According to several studies, people can cope or prevent illnesses like cancer, Alzheimer’s disease, Parkinson’s disease and stroke when burning fat and calories each day. Individuals also recover faster when they exercise. They can cope with signs and symptoms very quickly and do not experience these in the same intensity as sedentary individuals.

Look for an activity you personally enjoy then set a schedule so you can meet your health and physical needs.