14 benefits of exercise

14 benefits of Exercise: Adopt a Healthy Lifestyle

3 months ago

“Fitness is like a relationship, if you cheat you can’t expect it to work”

Fitness is a mixture of proper exercise, diet, and enough sleep. Maybe you are very cautious about your diet and sleep but you may ignore the factor of exercise.

Exercising is the key factor to create something new every day in oneself.  Exercise has a significant role in your fitness goal. There are marvelous and numerous benefits of exercise but these 14 are the most important and productive benefits of exercise:-

1. Exercise build self-confidence

As soon as you find the good results in you from exercise your self-confidence starts building. When your every drop of sweat starts paying off you feel proud of yourself because you have reached your fitness goal. Your thinking turns positive and you start accepting challenges not only fitness challenges but life challenges too and completes them in an efficient manner.  So exercise is beneficial in building self-confidence.

2.  Exercise makes you physically strong

Several types of workout make you fit in their own way like cardio workout exercises your heart, brain, and lungs and by weight training you become strong. During exercise, when you put weight on your muscles, they get pumped up and become strong. This strength in muscles makes you physically strong.

3. Exercise gives Stronger immunity

Exercise not only makes you physically strong but internally too.  Exercise is beneficial in enhancing the immune system. Exercising sheds down the extra calories from the body and to recover the calorie deficit, you have to take proper nutrition and healthy foods that work as a muscle fuel support immunity system.

4. Exercise increases flexibility

Certain exercises like strength building help in increasing body flexibility by increasing muscle strength, maintaining bone density, improving balance, and reducing joint pain. Examples of muscle-strengthening activities are lifting weights, working with resistance bands, heavy gardening, such as digging and shoveling, climbing stairs, etc.

5.  Exercise reduce stress

In today’s scenario every person is stressed due to personal and professional reasons. Exercise is considered vital to maintaining mental fitness and reducing stress. Studies show that it is effective in reducing fatigue, improving concentration and alertness, and overall cognitive function. Physical activity or exercise produce endorphins—chemicals in the brain that act as natural painkiller which improves the quality of sleep and reduces stress.

6. Exercise accelerates metabolism

Metabolism is a process in which the food is converted into energy. Exercise helps in boosting the metabolism as during exercise energy is required and to complete the energy requirement, body starts burning stored calories. The more you exercise, the more calories are burnt and thus it helps in accelerating the metabolism.

7.  Exercise increase stamina

High-intensity interval training (HIIT) technique can bring a boost in your stamina because you burn more calories in less time and take less rest as a comparison to other training techniques.

In HIIT, exercising with pace and a short break in between sets is done. This increases lungs and heart activity with which oxygen gets supplied to the muscles in your body. Over a period of time, this increases and enhances your body’s stamina and endurance levels.

8.  Exercise keeps you active

Just 30 minutes of exercise in a day is enough to keep you active all day long. Through exercising oxygen and nutrients reaches your tissues keep the cells active and hence you don’t feel lazy. Exercise keeps the energy level high

9.  Exercise helps in weight loss

This is the main benefit of exercising. With exercise, your weight always remains in control. If you do regular workout then you don’t face weight gain or weight loss problems because you know how to manage your weight during your busy lifestyle.

The reason why exercise keeps an eye on your weight is that it burns calories. You gain weight when you take more calories and burn fewer. This excess of calories gets stored in the body as fat. When exercise, you need extra energy and that energy comes from stored fat.

“Exercising is the key to achieve fitness goals”, No matter what are your fitness goals, whether you want to get fat or lean, exercise is the key to unlock the puzzle. Suppose, you want to build muscles or remove fat from the body, then moderate weight training with a little bit of cardio followed with a diet plan can lead you to your fitness goal.

10.  Exercise balances the blood pressure

Exercise keeps you fit and healthy in all ways, whether it’s about transforming your body or balancing your blood pressure. Those who do regular exercise don’t face any kind of heart problems because exercise keeps the blood pressure level at a desirable level. Cardiologists always recommend a 30-minute workout session to people suffering from heart disease.

11. Exercise relieves from insomnia

Insomnia is a mental state in which a human is unable to sleep. Insomniacs awake for long at night because of endorphins that create a level of activity in the brain. For a healthy mind and body, you need at least 6-8 hours of sleep in a day. Exercise helps in flushing out these endorphins from the body that’s why it is recommended to do light exercises or yoga asanas before going to bed.


12.  Exercises make mental power strong

Exercise does not only make you physically strong but mentally as well. Mental power is required during the decision-making situation and it is equally important as physical power. Exercise increases the flow of blood in the body and keeps every system active including the nervous system. Only with strong mental power, you can achieve your physical fitness goal.

13. Exercise controls the diabetes

Exercise makes it easier to control your blood glucose (blood sugar) level. People with type 2 diabetes have too much glucose in their blood but with exercise, the glucose level can be reduced. Muscles use glucose without insulin while exercising. In other words, it doesn’t matter if you’re insulin resistant or if you don’t have enough insulin: when you exercise, your muscles get the glucose they need, and in turn, your blood glucose level goes down thus reduces the risk of Diabetes.

14. Exercise makes bones strong

Exercise is helpful in making your bones strong. Weight training exercises promote bone density and make it strong. Even walking increases bone density and prevents bone diseases like osteopenia and osteoporosis. Weight training exercises only strengthen the muscles and bones as well.

Shubham Chawla

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