Many people believe that exercise is only important for those who are aiming to loose weight, however, extensive research have shown that exercising has various other benefits as well.
Healthy Heart: Exercise is important to maintain a healthy heart, and therefore an overall health. It helps increase HDL, which is ‘the good cholesterol’ as it prevents cholesterol from depositing in the vessels, and therefore prevents development of high blood pressure. It also decreases triglycerides, which are bad for your heart.
Feel good: Exercising releases a hormone called serotonin, which is responsible for feeling happy, therefore if you are feeling down, exercising may be the answer for you, in fact many doctors treat mild depression with a prescription of exercise, instead of medicines!
More energy: exercising, no matter how minimalistic can help you feel energetic, as it breaks down glucose and fires up our body and mind!
Flexibility, toning, and great bones! Exercising is great for our physique, it strengthens and tones our muscles, and helps prevent bone loss. Women are especially encouraged to involve in weight bearing exercise as it prevents post-menopausal osteoporosis, which is loss of bone mass.
Great Sex! Apart from getting a great body and energy to make you hop into bed, exercising makes women more aroused, and men who exercise are less likely to have erectile dysfunction!
Helps you sleep! Physical activities, such as, exercising helps promote better sleep. If you are having problems falling asleep or staying asleep exercising can improve your sleep. The biochemical affects of exercising on the brain helps promote better sleep, however, sleeping too close to bedtime, may have an opposite affect and may leave you feeling too energized to sleep!
Exercising or getting involved in rigorous physical activities is great way to lose weight, or gain health benefits; it is also an amazing way to feel happier, more energetic, and healthier. However, we recommend that you consult a doctor before getting involved in any exercising program!