Exercise to Improve Your Life
Exercise is the key to being healthy. Of course there are other factors like your diet that play a role but exercise is proven to increase your physical and mental abilities.
- Reduces Stress
- Combats disease
- Weight Control or Weight Control
- Increased Energy Level
- Better Sleeps and Helps Fight Insomnia
- Increased Sexual Performance
- Boosted Immune System
Exercising to lose weight is a no-brainer. When you engage in regular exercise you burn more calories than you would normally. The more calories you burn the easier it is to keep your weight and body fat under control. Make sure that when you exercise to lose weight you follow a regular schedule and spend a minimum of 30 minutes per day to ensure you are getting your heart rate up enough to make an impact. It is recommended to work out at least 3 days per week but the more the better.
Your weight is determined by the number of calories you eat each day minus what your body uses. Everything you eat contains calories and everything you do uses calories including eating, sleeping, talking, breathing, digesting food, and exercise. In order to control you weight you need balance the amount of calories you take in with the amount you use. If you burn more than you take in you will lose weight. Most people that are interested in losing weight will try some kind of diet, but the truth is that all diets have two thing in common and all successful people at losing weight have two things in common. These two things are reducing calories and regular exercise. If you do these two things you will lose weight and its alot easier than counting calories and alot cheaper than buying a ton of weight loss products. Of course these diets and the foods that they sell are still good for you the best proven way to lose weight is to exercise and cut back on the calories.
Stress Reduction and Other Mental Benefits
Exercise is one of the best stress relievers I have ever used personally. If you are having a stressful day take a job or go to the gym for 30 minutes and you feel the effects immediately. Improved self-esteem is another one of the top benefits from regular exercise. Scientific studies have shown that your brain releases chemicals called endorphins that naturally improve your mood, boost your energy levels, and relax you once your done working out. The feeling following a workout is described as “euphoric” and is accompanied by a energy burst. Some people say they get an adrenaline like effect that makes their body feel so good that they actually get addicted to exercise.
Disease Prevention and Cures
One of the best things about exercise is the ability to control, reduce, or even cure certain illnesses like heart disease. By strengthening your heart muscles you will be able to put more load on your heart without taking in all the negative effects. This will help you prevent strokes and control blood pressure as you get older. It is also proven that regular exercise will increase your life span.
Diseases that exercise effects positively
- High blood pressure
- Back Pain
- Reduces Depression and Anxiety
You can exercise in so many different ways to possibilities are endless. The best way is to follow a regular exercise plan or go to a gym but that isn’t the only way to burn those calories, you can play sports, do household chores, yard work, regular job related tasks, walk or jog, play a musical instrument, swim, yoga, biking, and many others. Anything you do that takes energy is burning calories, the more energy you use the more calories you burn.
There are two main types of exercise aerobic and anaerobic. The main difference is aerobic exercises involve heavier breathing and anaerobic will build strength and develop your muscles. You definitely need both to have an effect exercise routine but the balance is up to you. When trying to balance you need to figure out which one you need more.
Before you lay out any exercise plan it is a good to discuss this with your doctor and he can also recommend some exercises for you.
Whenever you are tempted to skip exercising keep in mind the positive benefits and stay focused on your goal and the results your will achieve. Good luck and I have faith in your ability to get healthier.
“Life expectancy would grow by leaps and bounds if green vegetables smelled as good as bacon.“ -Doug Larson
“He who takes medicine and neglects to diet wastes the skill of his doctors.“ -Chinese Proverb
“As I see it, every day you do one of two things: build health or produce disease in yourself.” -Adelle Davis
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