Aside from reducing your waistline and looking better in a swimsuit, regular exercise has other benefits that can help you live a better life.
Who does not want to be happy? Research says that regular exercising improves mood and decreases your feelings of depression, anxiety, and stress. Exercising increases brain sensitivity for the hormones serotonin and nor-epinephrine that relieves depression. It can also increase endorphins that produce positive emotions and reduce pain.
Exercising improves blood circulation by strengthening your heart. It increases blood flow that raises the oxygen in your body lowering the chance of coronary artery diseases. It decreases cholesterol levels and prevent heart attacks.
Healthy physical activities help you fall asleep faster and deepen your sleep. Make sure not to exercise before bedtime or you will not be able to sleep quickly from all of the excess energy.
Achieving a fitness goal – whatever it may be – can increase your self-confidence. The power of goal setting can be used not only in the gym or the tracks, but also in everyday life.
You’d surely still want to be running around and moving about in your later years. Exercising gives you just that by keeping your musculoskeletal system healthy. Get those old running shoes off the rack or you’ll be one of three adults who experience lower back pain.
Sources: BUPA.co.uk, DrAxe, Mayo Clinic, MedLine Plus, HealthLine