Friday, July 06, 2012

Five Benefits of regular physical Exercise

If your condition stops you from meeting the minimum Guidelines, try to do as much as you can. What’s important is that you avoid being inactive. Even 60 minutes a week of moderate-intensity aerobic activity is good for you.

1.Exercise improves your mood.

Feeling stressed-out after work? By going to your local gym or by taking a 30-minute walk you can calm down. Regular physical activity can help keep your learning, thinking and judgment skills sharp. It also reduces the risk of depression. Research has shown that by doing a mix of muscle-strengthening and aerobic activities 2 to 6 times a week for 25 to 55 minutes can give you these mental health benefits.

2.With exercise you reduce the risk for cardiovascular disease, Type 2 diabetes and metabolic syndrome and even some types of cancer.

3.Exercise helps you control your weight.
Looking to get to or stay at a healthy weight? Want to drop those excess pounds? Trade some couch time for walking or other physical activities. Both diet and physical activity play a critical role in controlling your weight.

Do simple things different! For example instead of taking the elevator, take the stairs. During your lunch break, walk a little. If you are a couch potato then during commercials do some jumping jacks. Better yet, turn off the TV and take a short walk. Dedicated workouts are great, but physical activity you accumulate throughout the day helps you burn calories can have a similar positive effect.

4.Exercise boosts your energy level. It improves your mental health and mood

Strengthen your bones and muscles. Improve your ability to do daily activities and prevent falls, if you’re an older adult.

5.Exercise promotes better sleep.

A good night’s sleep can improve your concentration, mood and productivity. Physical activity can be the key to better sleep. Regular physical activity helps us deepen our sleep and fall asleep faster.


Just be careful not to exercise too close to your sleeping hour because you might feel to energized to fall asleep.

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