Health Benefits Of Exercise

Health Benefits Of Exercise
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You know exercise is good for you, but do you actually know why?

• Health: Depression • Health: Exercise • Health: Medical • Health: Natural Remedies • Health: Sexual Health
• Health: Sleep Health • Health: Stress Relief • Health: Weight Loss

If someone handed you a magic pill and told you it would make you be more energetic, feel better, and even live longer, would you take it? Most people would take it without hesitation. Others would worry about what's in it. For years people have probably been telling you about something that will make you more energetic, help you feel better, and even may help you live longer without the risk of worrying about what’s in that pill. It's really quite simple…exercise!

Exercise is important to your body in many different ways. Here are a few reasons why you should consider beginning an exercise program:

Weight Control
Physical activity causes you to burn calories. Intense activity will help burn even more calories. If you can't make it to the gym simply add more strenuous activity throughout your day. You can climb stairs instead of taking the elevator or park further away from the office door.

Improves Overall Health
If you have or have worried about getting illnesses such as HBP, heart disease, high cholesterol or triglycerides, diabetes, depression, arthritis, etc, exercise can help greatly reduce your chances of getting them. It can also help reduce the symptoms you suffer if you already have any of them.

Mood/Energy Boost
If you've had a stressful day, there's no better way than exercise. You can go to the gym or even take a long walk. The physical activity will help release endorphins and leave you feeling more relaxed and healthier than before. If you get exhausted or out of breath simply doing your household chores or grocery shopping, exercise will help make you stronger and build your body's endurance. It delivers nutrients and oxygen to your tissues and helps improve your cardiovascular system. You’ll have more energy to do what you need to do and more of what you want to do.

End Sleepless Nights
Stress can leave you exhausted and yet you still can't sleep because you can't turn off your mind. Physical activity can help you fall asleep and sleep soundly throughout the night. Make sure you don't exercise at bedtime or close to it because it energizes you.

Increases Your Sex Drive
If you're out of shape or just too exhausted to enjoy a healthy sex life with your partner, exercise is definitely for you. It can help you look and feel better. It can cause women to have an enhanced arousal and reduce erectile dysfunction for men.

What you may start out thinking is a chore, can actually turn out to be fun. It doesn't have to be sweating it out in a gym. Take a dance class, join a basketball team, start hiking, or just go for a walk. If you try something and don't like it, you can simply change to something else. Exercising with your family or friends can be fun and lead to greater bonding experiences.

The bottom line is that physical activity helps you look and feel better as well as helps you to have more fun in your life. Remember, if you're out of shape or haven' exercised in a while, check with your doctor before beginning an exercise program. It’s a first step you'll be glad you took.