Exercise, like the proverbial apple a day, can really keep the doctor away! Making it part of your daily routine will not only help you physically and mentally, but will lower chances of you developing illnesses like diabetes and cancer, and heart problems. Not everybody exercises, but everybody should. It’s not always about losing weight but just keeping fit and in shape. Here are a few reasons why you need to get some sort of Maitland exercise every day:
Exercise increases the flow of DGL (high-density lipoprotein), or good cholesterol, in the blood while lowering triglycerides (the main ingredients natural fats and oils). Exercise helps maintain a healthy balance between the two, boosts blood flow and helps lower the risk of heart ailments. Some sort of daily exercise, in fact, helps keep at bay a host of illnesses including arthritis, stroke, type-2 diabetes, and even some kinds of cancer.
Exercise helps you control your weight. Any physical activity helps burn calories, and the more active you are the more calories are burnt. You don’t have to hit the gym for three hours a day, every day to burn calories; but you can make changes in your daily routine that will help – walk instead of using the car, take the stairs instead of lifts and escalators, do your chores to music and chances are you will dance while doing them.
You may feel that exercise will tire you out, but in fact it helps improve your stamina and energy levels, and strengthens your muscles. When you exercise, the nutrient and oxygen flow to your tissues is boosted helping to keep the cardiovascular system in top working condition.
Exercise energizes you, which could lead to your sex life improving. Besides, exercise also stimulates women sexually while lowering the risk of erectile dysfunction in men.
When you exercise, the body releases chemicals known as endorphins that give you a feeling of euphoria. Endorphins help lower stress, anxiety and depression; boosts self-confidence, and act like sedatives that decrease the perception of pain. Endorphins also help you sleep better. However, be careful not to exercise too close to bedtime or you could be on too much of an endorphin ‘high’ to sleep!
Finally, exercise is a great way to unwind at the end of a hectic or stressful day. You get to spend time and connect with friends and family while taking in a game or two of tennis, or kicking a soccer ball around the backyard with the kids.
Exercise, whether it is just to keep fit or as part of a weight loss program, is beneficial for everyone, no matter what age. Exercise doesn’t have to a boring routine you adhere to every day; you can keep it fun by doing different things every day. So go ahead, sign up for that salsa class you keep saying you will join, go hiking, or take up a sport. Some sort of physical activity for at least half an hour a day, 3-4 times a week, you keep you energized, fit and healthy, and ultimately feeling good about yourself.