“Exercise is Good” has become a slogan. Even people that barely or don’t do exercise say it!
Many of us evade exercises for reasons like; “it makes me sweat”, “my your body aches the next day”, “it doesn’t fit into my schedule”. However, once you learn to embrace physical exercise, it is so rewarding not only for the physical benefits but also for the mind and soul.
Physical exercise, especially aerobic exercise, have positive effects ranging from the behavioural to molecular level on the brain. It has powerful effects on both the body and the mind. During exercise, the central nervous system and the pituitary gland in the brain produce hormones that are responsible for good and happy feelings.
A quality dose of daily exercise is important to maintain good health, prevent chronic diseases, boost your sex life, and, help you have a healthy life in general.
What other motivations do you need for you to pick up your shoes and move your body?!
1. Healthier heart
Physical activities help cut down our LDL cholesterol that contributes to clogging arteries, thereby improving heart muscle functions, maintaining normal blood pressure, and boosting your blood flow to help prevent blood clotting.
2. Weight control
Inactivity is known to be a major cause of weight gain and obesity. Exercises help to shed excess weight by burning excess fat in the body and keep the body fit and in shape.
3. Reduce stress
One of the mental benefits of exercise is stress relief, and boosting your body’s ability to deal with mental tension. It helps you manage physical and mental stress by increasing concentrations of norepinephrine, a chemical that can moderate your brain’s response to stress and anxiety.
4. Chill out and Happy Chemicals
During Exercise, your body produces endorphins, the natural brain’s ‘feel-good’ chemicals which trigger feelings of happiness and euphoria. These enhance your sense of well-being and prevent the recurrence of depression.
5. Improve self-confidence
Exercise improves your physical fitness which in turn boosts your self-esteem. Exercise can quickly uplift your perception of attractiveness irrespective of your weight, size, or gender.
6. Better Bed Game
Blood circulation, staying fit, vigour, mental fitness, and self-confidence are all functions of good exercise, and these are factors that improve libido and better sexual function.
7. Sleep and Relaxation
It is most likely impossible to have 2 to 3 hours of exercise before bedtime and not be able to fall asleep. A moderate workout can be a better substitute for sleeping pills.
These and many other reasons like staying “forever young”, managing addiction, brain function enhancement, and sharpening memory, tapping into creativity, and inspiring others around you, are some of the many reasons to get up and workout. Go for it!
Tips for Choosing the Right Physical Exercise
- It is always advisable to check with your doctor first to know your which types of exercise are suitable for your health condition
- Choose activities that you enjoy to avoid easily losing interest along the way
- Your exercise choice should fit your lifestyle and daily schedule
- Join a workout class or exercise with friends who’ll hold you accountable
- Workout daily. Morning exercise is good to kick start your day as it helps to prepare the brain and body for the day’s tasks
- Safety first. Always observe safety precautions to avoid injuries
Exercise isn’t just about the kms of running, the heavyweight lifting and the other rigorous activities, but also about the little twists and turns you can do anytime in your kitchen, on the bed and in your lounge, the deep breathing, the little jumps, and Yoga.
Either rigorous or mild doesn’t matter, what matters most is the result of being in touch with your inner self while nourishing your body and soul and achieving the goal of a better life.
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