The health benefits of regular exercise and physical activity are hard to ignore. Everyone benefits from exercise, regardless of age, sex or physical ability. Regular exercise will help you maintain your health, strength, flexibility, balance, and coordination.
Below are just a few positive effects that exercise has on your body.
Exercise controls body weight
When you engage in physical activity, you burn calories. The more intense the activity, the more calories you burn which helps prevent excess weight gain or helps maintain weight loss.
Exercise combats health conditions and diseases
Regular exercise helps prevent or manage a wide range of health issues and concerns, including, heart disease, obesity, high blood pressure, strokes, metabolic syndrome, type 2 diabetes, depression, a number of types of cancer, arthritis, falls, etc.
Exercise improves mood
Exercise stimulates various brain chemicals that may leave you feeling happier and more relaxed. Regular exercise can boost your confidence and improve your self-esteem.
Exercise boosts energy
Exercise delivers oxygen and nutrients to your whole body helping it to work more efficiently and improve your endurance.
Exercise promotes better sleep
Regular exercise can help you fall asleep faster, increase the duration of sleep, and also help you sleep more soundly throughout the night.