Evidence-Based Health Care For Optimal Health & Functioning

5 Major Benefits of Regular Exercies


1. Exercise improves your mood

Helps relieve stress, improves confidence and boosts your self esteem!

2. Exercise combats chronic diseases

Frequent cardiovascular associated with a 50% reduction in CVD (cardiovascular disease) risk in men (Myers et al. 2004). Moderate-intensity aerobic exercise appears to be effective in reducing high blood pressure. It also, increases good cholesterol while decreasing the bad cholesterol and can help you prevent type-2 diabetes, osteoporosis and certain types of cancer.

It also helps prevent muscle and strength loss. Beginning around the age of 50, the loss of muscle mass and strength due to aging (Sarcopenia) occurs at approximately 1%-2% per year (Marcell, 2003).

3. Exercise helps you manage your weight

When you engage in physical activity, you burn calories. The more intense the activity, the more calories you burn — and the easier it is to keep your weight under control.

4. Exercise helps you sleep at night

A good night’s sleep can improve concentration, productivity and even elevate your mood! Physical activity can help you fall asleep faster and even deepen your sleep.

5. Exercise boosts your energy level

Physical activity delivers oxygen and nutrients to your tissues. In fact, regular physical activity helps your entire cardiovascular system. When your heart and lungs work more efficiently, you’ll have more energy to do the things you enjoy.

Posted on July 20th, 2011 [Exercise, Fitness, Health and Wellness]