While it’s well known that the benefits of exercise far out way the negative aspects, like sweating or having to get up earlier to fit in a workout, many of us need to be reminded. Here are the top five reasons to start exercising today.
Improved health: An overwhelming amount of studies suggest that a minimum of 30 minutes of exercise just three times a week can improve your health, give you more energy and lower the risks of high blood pressure, diabetes and obesity. What’s more, exercise can improve the symptoms and recovery rate of many diseases.
Stress reduction: It’s no surprise that many illnesses are related to stress. Hectic lifestyles and over extended schedules can challenge anyone’s sanity but, people who exercise regularly are far less likely to be stressed out; generally have a more positive outlook and are more successful at finding that balance between home, work and social obligations.
Weight Management: Staying at a healthy weight is important for your health, confidence and longevity. People who get regular exercise tend to eat healthier and are less likely to put on weight. Exercising along with a healthful diet can go a long way in weight control whether the goal is to drop a few pounds or stop the scale from climbing!
Anti-aging: As we age it becomes even more important to exercise. Daily physical activity can help curtail muscle loss, increase bone density and improve balance and agility which allows us to keep going strong at any age. Exercise also elevates certain hormones that play a role in helping us shed fat build muscle and feel great.
When you think about it exercise is really the secret weapon to living life to the fullest. It’s truly a necessity whether you’re twenty five or sixty five and with these reasons in mind it’s hard to find a reason not to.