Benefits of Exercise
When you hear the word ‘exercise’, do you just want to cringe? Is it a bad word that implies that you have to do something that you don’t want to do? Something you dread?
Exercise has such a negative connotation to it that most people try to close their ears the minute they hear the word begin. It’s like it’s some virus that has negative consequences. However, that thought couldn’t be any further from the truth.
There are many benefits of exercise. Here are just a few:
Greater overall health. If you keep your body strong and fit, you’re more likely to avoid or at least reduce your risk of certain diseases associated with being overweight and out of shape, like heart disease, type 2 diabetes and more. And, the better your health, the longer you live.
Better sleep. When you engage in regular physical activity, your body is tired by the end of the day and your sleep tends to be deeper and more rejuvenating. You don’t spend as much time tossing and turning.
Improved mood. When you exercise, your body releases endorphins. This greatly improves your mood and helps you retain a positive outlook on life.
Less stress. There is no better way to get rid of stress, anxiety and frustration that to work it out of your body by doing cardiovascular exercise or strength training. Not only do you release the physical tension but it also takes your mind off whatever is bothering you when you’re paying attention to your workout.
Improved sex life. When you’re feeling good and have a higher level of self-confidence, it comes out in the bedroom. Sex is more satisfying when you aren’t spending the whole time worrying about how your body looks.
Exercise is good for you. Make it a positive word and enjoy the benefits!