The Benefits of ExerciseCannot Be Disputed
It’s been proven time and again how the benefits of exercise can increase, substantially at times, to your overall health and wellness.
In case you didn't quite get that ...
IF YOU EXERCISE ... YOU REAP THE BENEFITS
The health and wellness benefits of exercise are available for all to enjoy. Young and old, male or female, it doesn't matter.
What's equally encouraging is that this can be accomplished with only 20 to 30 minutes a day of moderate exercise.
What is 'moderate, daily exercise'?
The key to your fitness success will be to define what 'moderate, daily exercise' means for you.
Ideally, your fitness goal will be more successful if you find a variety of different exercises that you enjoy doing, but that are also physically challenging.
With such a large variety of exercises to choose from, start with one that is somewhat easy and adapt the intensity and frequency as you progress.
Be honest with yourself and evaluate any obstacle that may hinder your fitness routine
So often we start a fitness routine with only the best of intensions only to see busy schedules and commitments take priority over it.
If you can address any possible conflicts of interest regarding your time and/or commitment level before starting your program, you will be much more successful.
Address all of the possible barriers before you start.
What kind of physical activities do you enjoy doing?
Before you can choose the best type of exercise, consider the following questions:
Do you want to build muscle and increase bone strength?
- Would you prefer to exercise indoors or out?
- How much time do you have?
- When is the best time to exercise, in the day or the evening?
- Do you want to lose weight?
- Are you looking to firm and tone, or strengthen?
The good news is that research points to how exercise in itself is not significant enough to affect bone density, but when muscle strength was increased, so did bone strength.
are designed to build muscle and increase bone strength.
Did you know that stronger muscle burns more calories?
are also another great way to build strong muscle, but also burn calories.
If you're looking to lose weight fast and put a quick jump start into your exercise program, perhaps you would be interested in a more rigorous and intensive workout.
High- and low-impact aerobic exercises are by far one of the best ways to lose body fat.
Are you looking to improve your endurance and build and tone muscle?
Perhaps you would be interested in strength training exercises
(also referred to as resistance exercises).
These exercises are designed to build and tone muscle, increase bone mass, and improve endurance.
A few of the overall health and wellness benefits of exercise include:
- Increased self-esteem – One of the benefits of exercise is that our body shape and size will change. Looking better leads to feeling good about ourselves, this improves self-esteem and increases confidence.
- Lower stress and improved mood – Exercise increases the amount of endorphins (your feel good or happy hormones) in the brain. A slight increase of endorphins has been shown to reduce stress hormones and lower the risk for depression and anxiety.
- Fewer colds – Does a daily workout really help with the common cold? Yes it does. Each occurrence of moderate exercise heightens the immune system. While the immune system returns to pre-exercise levels rather quickly, research has shown that each 'boost' to the system collectively reduces the risk of catching a cold over the long-term.
- Higher energy – When you exercise additional oxygen and nutrients are provided to your tissues, blood circulation is then increased, and your heart and lungs work more efficiently. This leads to increased energy.
- Better sleep – One of the benefits of exercise is better sleep. Research confirms that having a daily exercise program helps to fall a sleep faster, sleep longer, and improve the quality of sleep.
- Increased libido – Daily exercise is shown to increase stamina, charge up the libido, and enhance sexual arousal for women. Men who exercise are less likely to have erectile dysfunction disorder.
Don't forget, the benefits of exercise cannot be truly felt unless they are complimented by a healthy diet.
Are you getting the proper nutrition from the foods that you eat?
Most of us would say, 'I think so.' But the reality is ... that we are not.
We know that proper nutrition is the cornerstone for a healthy diet, but in today's culture of choices..., choices..., and 'would you like that super sized' ... how can we even begin to eat better?
Start by making healthy food choices; choosing a variety of different foods.
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