It’s no secret that physical activity is good for our health, but do you know all the ways that exercise can help improve our fitness? Here we tell you some.
Improved cardiovascular health. The heart is a muscle, and as such it needs to be worked. Did you know that regular exercise can help improve the overall health of your entire cardiovascular system?
Reduces the risk of heart disease, stroke, and diabetes. A healthier heart means a reduced risk of cardiovascular disease, stroke, and diabetes.
It helps control weight. Physical activity not only burns calories, but it also improves long-term metabolism.
Reduction of blood pressure. Physical activity keeps your heart and blood vessels healthy, which helps prevent hypertension.
Improves aerobic condition. Participating in aerobic activities, such as running, cycling, or swimming, can improve the body’s ability to transport and use oxygen in the lungs and blood.
Improves muscle strength and endurance. Resistance exercises challenge the muscular system, resulting in bigger and stronger muscles.
Improves joint flexibility and range of motion. Improved flexibility reduces the risk of injury.
Relief from stress. Exercise is a great mood booster and has proven to be an effective method of stress relief.
Reduces the risk of certain types of cancer. People who exercise regularly are less likely to develop breast, colon, and lung cancer.
Helps control cholesterol. Exercise lowers LDL (bad cholesterol) levels and increases HDL (good cholesterol) levels.
Avoid osteoporosis. Building dense, strong bones is another benefit of physical activity.
Strengthens the immune system. Exercising more helps your body get less sick.
Improved sleep. We know how important sleep is, and exercising can help you get a better rest.
Mental health benefits. Exercise is also good for mental health, as it can combat feelings of anxiety and depression, sharpen focus, and improve self-esteem.
Long life. As a result of adding all the above benefits, we obtain a healthier, more enjoyable and therefore longer life.