Benefits of Exercise
Exercise controls weight
Exercise can help prevents weight gain, promotes weight loss (when combined with a lower-calorie diet), and helps keep weight off after weight loss. When you engage in exercise, you burn calories.
It helps to reduce body fat by building or preserving muscle mass and improving the body’s ability to use calories. Simple exercise such as taking the stairs instead of the elevator can burn calories.
Exercise can improves digestion
The Gastroenterological Society of Australia found that exercise helps the intestinal muscles break down food and move it through your system correctly by strengthening the abdominal muscles and minimizing sluggishness. Regular exercise can help prevent constipation.
Exercise improves mood
Exercise can both help prevent and treat mental illness. It relieves symptoms of depression and anxiety, manages stress and improves mood. Physical activity stimulates various brain chemicals that may leave you feeling happier and more relaxed.
Exercise improves mood self-esteem
Regular physical activity can improve your mood and the way you feel about yourself. You may also feel better about your appearance and yourself when you exercise regularly, which can boost your confidence and improve your self-esteem.
Exercise boosts energy
Regular physical activity can improve your muscle strength and boost your endurance. Exercise helps deliver the oxygen and nutrients through the body and into the cells more efficiently and help your cardiovascular system work more efficiently. And when your heart and lungs work more efficiently, you have more energy to go about your daily chores
Exercise promotes better sleep
Regular physical activity can help you fall asleep faster and deepen your sleep. Light exercise before bed time can help you fall asleep faster. Exercise releases endorphins, the body’s own internal opiates, or mood-elevating, pain-relieving hormones. Relaxation exercises will help you to ease tension and relieve headaches, backaches and insomnia.
Exercise promotes longevity
Exercise is important to almost everyone, including older adults. Staying physically active and exercising regularly can help prevent or delay many diseases and disabilities. People who do regular exercise have a lower risk of many chronic diseases, such as heart problem, type 2 diabetes, stroke and some health problems, such as metabolic syndrome, depression, cancers, arthritis and falls.
Exercise is great for your sex life
Regular exercise improves your sex life. Men and women who were more physically fit rated their own sexual performance higher. People who exercise regularly feel energized and looking better, feel more sexually desirable and report easier to reach orgasm, which is a positive effect on your sex life. Regular physical activity can lead to enhanced arousal for women. And men who exercise regularly are less likely to have problems with erectile dysfunction than are men who don’t exercise.