10 benefits of exercise

A daily routine of exercise can do wonders to your health and overall well-being. Here are 10 benefits you gain when you work out on a regular basis.

1. Good for your heart

  • Exercise reduces LDL cholesterol that clogs arteries.
  • It also reduces your blood pressure, relieving blood pressure on your heart.
  • It improves the heart muscle function and blood flow.
  • And also diminishes the chances of blood clot.

2. Promotes weight loss

  • Research shows that to have an effect on weight loss, you need to exercise for 30 minutes a day.
  • You can also do an hour of intensive exercise every second day, if this fits your schedule.

3. Prevents osteoporosis

  • Along with healthy calcium intake, exercise builds strong bones.
  • Weight bearing exercises like running, walking and weight lifting, help lowering your odds of getting osteoporosis as you grow older.

4. Helps to lower BP

  • No matter your age, weight, race or gender it does help to get exercise from a brisk walk, a fast run or few laps in the pool. It helps to keep your BP in check.

5. De-stressor

  • Exercise counters stress and depression
  • It acts as a temporary divergent to daily stresses and improve self esteem and confidence.

6. Boost your immunity

  • people who exercise regularly are 23% less likely to get cold
  • and even if you get a cold the symptoms disappear quickly, if you stick to an exercise regimen to boost your immunity.

7. Improves respiration function

  • with regular exercise, your lung muscles become stronger and more efficient thereby improving the entire respiratory system.
  • Increasing the strength of respiratory muscles helps to increase respiratory volumes.

8. Check on diabetes

  • regular exercise in any form can also help to reduce insulin requirements, lower your cholesterol levels
  • and in the long run can reduce the chances of heart disease and stroke.

9. You feel much happier

  • Exercise can help to improve your mood.
  • Induce positive feelings
  • and make you feel happier by producing the right hormones needed for your sound health.

10. Anti-aging effects

  • Exercise enhances blood flow to the brain, reducing risk of stroke.
  • It also improves reasoning and memory.

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