Why exercise daily? Is this a question you grapple with every morning when you see your friend sweating in the gym? If yes, the reason is optimal health.
The best way to stay healthy and fit is by being physically active and eating a healthy diet. Physical activity helps you burn calories, reduce fat or mass, and ensure your body releases stress. It also helps create a flexible body.
There are numerous reasons for this, which the blog discusses below.
I also write about the importance of daily exercise in many of my bestselling wellness books.
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So, I put together this quick guide with reasons you should exercise daily plus a list of the many health benefits.
First things first… Physical activity or exercise doesn’t always have to involve sweating in the gym. Exercises include taking a 30-minute walk, running on the treadmill, and dancing for 30 minutes. The trick is to find something you enjoy and stick with it, whether walking, kickboxing, yoga, or more.
Still, need the motivation to start working out? Here are the best benefits of working out.
Regular exercise can help you lose or maintain your weight. When you work out, your metabolic rate increases, making it easier to manage or lose weight. The more calories you burn through exercise, the more weight you lose.
However, you do not have to go to the gym to do the same. Just work out at home without any equipment. Also, you can run on the treadmill for 30 minutes every day to see a difference in your weight. The key here is to be consistent with your workout routine.
Note: See a doctor or dietician if you are not losing weight even after regular exercise and a balanced diet.
Do you feel happier and stress-free after working out or doing yoga? It happens because exercise modifies the part of the brain that controls anxiety and stress. Thus, it improves your mood while decreasing anxiety, stress, and depression.
Exercise can also change brain sensitivity to the hormones norepinephrine and serotonin. As a result, it helps in relieving depressive feelings. Lastly, studies show that exercise increases endorphin production in the body. It helps reduce feelings of pain while producing positive feelings. Even dancing can help you feel less stressed.
The two main causes of death are stroke and heart disease. However, you can keep these diseases in check with a regular exercise routine of moderate intensity.
Moreover, with regular physical activity, you keep a check on your cholesterol levels, regulate your blood pressure, and control diabetes. All these help reduce the risk of cardiovascular diseases.
Another cause of chronic illness is inflammation in the brain and body. Studies show that regular exercise ensures a reduction in inflammation, along with a proper diet. Therefore, working out even three times a week, taking a proper diet, and sleeping well reduce inflammation. It, in turn, keeps your body from being targeted by multiple diseases.
Do you get tired easily? Do you find it difficult to walk the stairs when you are tired? Start working out regularly. With a consistent exercise regimen, your body’s endurance levels increase. It also improves your muscle health.
Moreover, the heart can efficiently distribute oxygen to your tissues and muscles with proper exercise. All this ensures your lungs and heart work efficiently, ensuring you have more energy.
Having sleep issues? Exercise can help with this too. When you work out, your circadian rhythm improves. It means you will sleep regularly, and the quality of your sleep will be better too. The only thing to remember is to never sleep too close to bedtime. If you do, you will be wired, and sleeping will be challenging.
Want better, healthier, and younger-looking skin? Then start working out regularly. Exercise stimulates blood to flow toward the skin. As a result, it helps deliver nutrients and oxygen to the skin better, helping it improve.
Also, when you work out, you sweat, which allows your skin to excrete all toxins and waste. It also improves the glow of the skin.
Lastly, exercising improves the production of collagen and antioxidants in the body, which helps repair skin damage.
Regular daily exercise keeps you healthy, active, and happy. So, try to work out at least 3-4 times a week. You can even simply go for nature walks daily. And if you want to ensure you are consistent with your workouts, find something you enjoy doing.
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