Most of us need to follow an exercise program. This is due to the fact that just a minority of Americans exercise in a significant way. Below follows 7 good reasons to start exercising now.
1. Contributes to fat loss.
For several years it has been a well document fact based on scientific research worldwide that physical exercise contributes to weight loss. There is no reason to dwell on this because it is so obvious. But it is important to mention that the net calorie intake influences weight loss efforts.
If you can burn off more calories than you taking in via food consumption, then you will lose weight and vice versa. When you exercise you burn more calories than when you don’t. So the bottom line is, if all other factors are equivalent, you will lose more fat or weight with an increase in exercise. It’s a simple concept.
2. Preventing Disease
It is proven that physical exercise drastically decreases the chances of you developing a substantial number of different diseases. These include;
Approximately, 4/5 of deaths caused by heart disease and cancer are linked to lifestyle factors like stress and lack of physical training. We also know that diabetes increases the risk of heart disease and stroke. This makes it obvious that many diseases and risk factors caused by inactivity are working in concert to damage your health. Do not allow the ugly forces of inactivity to impact you this way – start exercising as soon as possible.
3. Healing or improving disease
We also aware that several minor diseases and severe diseases can be significantly improved or sometimes even healed with regular exercises; including most of the diseases mentioned in the final paragraph. If you opt to follow a regular workout plan, this results in a decrease in HDL cholesterol (“bad” cholesterol) levels, decreases triglyceride levels (a fat liquid that increases your diabetes risk), and lowers blood pressure (a cause of stroke and heart attack).
Exercising regularly also reduces the prostate cancer risk in men, breast and uterine cancers for women, diabetes that is non-insulin-dependent for both genders, and much more. This is all proven scientifically. So, why don’t you begin to workout today?
4. Enhance your mental health
According to several scientific studies, regular exercise results in an increased release of endorphins in the body. These chemicals helps with fighting depression and making us feel happier. These endorphins are released from the body after just 12 minutes of physical exercise.
Another chemical called serotonin is increased during and after a workout session. Increased levels of serotonin in the central nervous system are associated with a reduction in mental depression and feelings of well-being. Furthermore, it helps you to feel not as tired, which can improve your mental alertness. It also helps you sleep better.
5. Enhance your feeling of wellness
Inevitably, you will feel more upbeat and there will be an improvement in your overall mood when you are in good shape. You have experienced that you can stretch your own limits, you know you are capable to do more than before you exercised. This will give you feelings of overall wellness that is difficult to explain.
Why don’t you conduct an experiment? Just do one hour of physical exercise today; do anything you feel like walking, running, swimming, bicycling, jogging anything at all. Adjust the intensity of the training so you sweat really well. Then have a shower and take a seat. Just feel like yourself again, if you know what I’m trying to say.
6. Increase your persistence
Regular exercise gives you more energy, which can make you more productive at home and at work. Exercise can give you new goals and a sense of purpose – you have something positive to focus on and aim for. This will increase your overall persistence and prevent the likelihood of getting off track, whatever your goal is.
7. Enhance your social capabilities
If you opt to follow a workout plan on a regular basis, it can boost your self-esteem. It will help you look better and you will be more comfortable with your own company. Exercise helps you to get active and even meet other people, which prevents you from feeling unsupported and isolated. It even increases your interest in sex and can improve your marriage or your partner’s relationship.
So, after knowing all this – all the benefits that you will gain from regular exercise and workouts – do you have any reason to continue to live a sedentary lifestyle? I dare you to get physically active today. You deserve it.