By our nature all human beings are meant to be constantly on the move. In other words life is movement. That’s why we have our legs and arms and that’s why high activity levels keep our blood circulation at good functional state and help for our internal organs to function properly. And also regularly exercise helps us to become stronger and more resistant to pain and a lot of illnesses.
If you have heard that exercise is important for good health (it is for sure you did), but do not pay enough attention to it, you are already living a high-risk lifestyle. If you live a sedentary life your muscles will become flabby and weak, your heart and lungs may refuse to function properly. One thing you possible don’t know is that, if you are exercising regularly, you may afford to eat all the foods that you like, but are not so good for your health (at reasonable quantities of course). Consider it this way: the lack of exercise may be even worse than smoking cigarettes.
To mention all the benefits of exercising may take us a whole day. So let’s take a look at some of them especially those you probably need to know before you get up and start working out.
Prevents diseases – Regular exercise is important for our physical fitness and good health condition. It cuts down significantly, the risk of heart disease, high blood pressure, cancer, diabetes etc. It also promotes longevity and reduces the risk of dying prematurely.
Improves physical endurance and stamina – When you regularly exercise the body builds up strength gradually and with every additional training, you become stronger and much more able to thrive under pressure. Your aerobic and anaerobic levels improve and if you are running it’s common to find out that you will still be able to go on while others who have not been often exercising like you need to stop for a break to take a breath.
Aerobic or cardio exercises requires continuous and rhythmic physical motion, such as walking and cycling. How does it affect the heart? When constantly doing cardio
, the heart becomes accustomed to handling higher metabolic demands of the body
and so even when you train for longer periods, you do not get tired because the heart can still manage the higher demand.
Strengthen Muscles – exercising by weight lifting causes muscles hypertrophy. In other words, the muscles grow larger and become stronger. This improves your strength and makes your grip much more firm. The muscles become more firm and toned, which can improve your posture.
Flexibility – when performing stretching exercises, which are as much important as any other kind of exercise, it helps to circulate lubricants in the joints adequately. It also ensures that the continuous joint movement gives no room for joint stiffness so you stay flexible and the chances of getting a fracture are reduced.
Weight Loss – As you definitely had heard before, the best way to loss weight is through exercise. It is not a good idea to try to lose weight only by dieting. Proper and healthy weight loss is when we burn our excess body fat and nothing else, and exercise is responsible exactly for burning excess body fat. Exercise is also the way to control our weight because it burns calories. Everyone knows that if you burn more calories than you consume, you will lose weight. Decreasing your calorie intake alone will not help you lose weight – you will need to exercise to assist the whole process.