HEALTH BENEFITS OF EXERCISE
If exercise were a pill, it would be one of the most cost – effective drugs ever invented.
Here are list of scientifically proven health benefits:
People who are physically active tend to live longer, and have up to 30% reduction in the risk of dying prematurely.
2. Weight Control
Exercise can help prevent excess weight gain or help maintain weight loss.
3. Blood Pressure Lowering
All forms of exercise seem to be effective in reducing blood pressure.
4. Exercise Improves Mood
Physical activity stimulates various brain chemicals that may leave one feeling happier and more relaxed.
5. Prevention And Control Of Diabetes Mellitus
A UK department of health study revealed that regular exercise combined with weight loss and healthy eating can confer a 50 – 60% reduction in the risk of developing diabetes type II.
6. Stroke & Coronary Heart Disease
Regular exercise confers a 35% reduction in the risk of stroke & coronary heart disease.
7. CHOLESTEROL LOWERING EFFECT
Exercise boosts high-density lipoprotein (HDL) or "good cholesterol" and decreases the unhealthy triglycerides.
8. EXERCISE IS A POWERFUL ANTI – DEPRESSANT
Exercise promotes mental health and reduces symptoms of depression.
9. EXERCISE BOOSTS ENERGY
Regular exercise improves heart and lung functions thus availing one of more energy to tackle daily chores.
10. EXERCISE PROMOTES BETTER SLEEP
Regular physical activity can help one fall asleep faster and deepen one's sleep.
11. EXERCISE PUTS THE SPARK BACK INTO ONE'S SEX LIFE
Physical activity can improve energy levels, and may enhance arousal for women and reduce erectile dysfunction in men.
12. EXERCISE CAN BE FUN
Exercise and physical activity can be enjoyable. It gives one a chance to unwind.
13. IMMUNE SYSTEM
Exercise aids in strengthening the body's immune system which is the body's defense system against foreign bodies and infection.
14. CONTROL OF ARTHRITIS
Regular exercise confers as much as 83% lower risk of Osteo-arthritis.
15. MUSCLE STRENGTH
Strength training exercise increases muscle strength, mass and decreases fat tissue.
16. BONE STRENGTH
Active lifestyle benefits bone density & reduces falls associated with aging.
17. CANCER RISK REDUCTION
Regular exercise reduces cancer risk especially breast and colon cancers.
One Last Line
For each hour you invest in exercise, you gain an extra two or more in longevity.
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