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BENEFITS OF EXERCISING

We all have heard it, we all know it, being physically active is good for us! You might want to exercise to look good but by knowing all the benefits it actually does to your body might give you more reasons to keep going OR to get started! In today’s sedentary society we spend a lot of time sitting down, which is linked with so many chronic diseases which are just getting more and more common in our world. The human body is built to move! The immediate and long-term benefits of physical activity provide clear evidence that the human body is made to move, there is no argument against it! 

 Our Body works as ONE, one thing affects the other and so on. We should strive for a balanced  body in every way to maximize our longevity.

Here is some examples of powerful benefits of moving your body includes:

  • Improved mental functioning
  • Reduce risk and fight anxiety
  • Lower blood pressure
  • Better regulation of blood sugar
  • Improve metabolism
  • Improved immune function
  • Increased muscular strength
  • Better bones and joints health
  • Improved cardio respiratory functioning
  • Increased flexibility
  • Higher quality of sleep
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Exercise has shown to reduce the risk of anxiety and improve and fight anxiety. When we exercise our body releases Serotonin which is the number one hormone that stabilizes our mood, our feelings of happiness and well-being. You know serotonin also helps with sleeping and digestion! Being physically active also improves cognitive function and decreases the risk of dementia.

HEART AND LUNGS

Regular exercise strengthens your lungs, your lungs work to exchange oxygen to carbon dioxide. With regular exercise your lungs get stronger and more efficient which helps you to better resist ageing and diseases. 

Exercising also strengthens your heart which means your heart can pump the blood around your body more effectively. This reduces the risk of getting any cardiovascular diseases. By exercising regularly you can increase the levels of the good cholesterol (HDL) in your blood and reduce the bad (LDL). This helps prevent plaque from getting clotted in the arteries which can lead to heart attacks and strokes. 

Also to mention that exercising regularly can significantly reduce risk of high blood pressure and helps lower the blood pressure if it is already high! It is never too late to start moving! 

IMMUNE SYSTEM

Of course being physically active will help us boost our immune system and be more resilient to infections. It is important to note here that over-training by frequent strenuous exercises will do the opposite! Take help from a coach to come up with a good training plan for you! 

DIABETES

This is an important one as well. Being physically active can prevent and help to control diabetes type II. Since the body is resistant to insulin, exercising helps to make your insulin more effective. Because when you exercise your insulin resistance goes down and your cells can use the glucose.

BONES AND MUSCLES

Weight-bearing exercise is the best form of exercising we can do to strengthen our bones. Did you know our bones are a living tissue that also changes over time? It changes in response to the force we place upon it. It is especially important as we get older to keep our bones strong and help to protect against osteoporosis (weakening of the bones). If you have arthritis, exercising helps to increase flexibility and reduce pain and stiffness.

We all know that performing weight-bearing exercises helps to build and strengthen muscles! Isn’t that the main reason for why we are doing it? But our muscles have an important role in the body. They support and protect joints, they give stability, balance and coordination. 

Here’s some consequences of Physical Inactivity

As mentioned earlier – The human body is designed to MOVE. Here are some consequences you may face if you choose to live an inactive life. The hard truth:

  • Loss of bone density
  • Stiffening of joints
  • Weakening of muscles
  • Weakening of the heart and lungs
  • Degeneration of the cellular energy systems 
  • Increase risk of cardiovascular diseases
  • Increase risk of chronic diseases
  • Reduced calorie burning 
  • Decrease Lipase (an enzyme that assist with the breakdown of fats)
  • Obesity

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