Benefits of Exercise

Woman weight liftingYou probably hear it a lot, that trainings are good for your health, but do you know why? Maybe if you know from the beginning what you could gain, you will be eager to go to the gym.

  1. Exercise lowers the risk of heart disease
  2. Exercise increases the ratio of good cholesterol (HDL) to bad cholesterol (LDL) and also lowers triglycerides. Through exercise the clotting in the blood is reduced, thus reducing the risk of heart disease.

  3. Reduces the risk of colon cancer
  4. Regular exercise helps regulate the digestive system.

  5. Promotes strong and healthy bones
  6. Exercise increases the flow of nutrients to the bones, reducing the risk of fractures and osteoporosis. Weight training can increase spinal bone mineral density by 13 % in six months. If you add an adequate amount of dietary calcium you can have the best defense against osteoporosis.

  7. Stronger circulatory system and lungs
  8. When you exercise, the heart needs to pump more blood to sustain the effort and with each pump, the heart muscle exercises too. An exercised heart is more efficient, because it transfers more oxygen to the body’s using less energy. This can lengthen your life by several years.

  9. Better skin tone
  10. The exercise keeps your skin more elastic. You will feel the difference in only 2 weeks of regular exercise.

  11. Weight loss and maintenance
  12. Exercise increases the body’s metabolism (the rate at which the body burns calories), as well as increase muscle mass will help you burn fat.

    As your lean muscle increases so does your resting metabolism, and you will burn more calories all day long. For each pound of gained muscle, you burn 35 – 50 more calories each day.

  13. Controls blood sugar
  14. Helps with pain tolerance
  15. By increasing the level of endorphins, the body’s natural pain killers, exercise can ease the pain, such as PMS symptoms and menstrual cramps. The deep breathing during exercise brings more oxygen to the blood, which relaxes the uterus.

  16. Helps you with an easier pregnancy and childbirth
  17. Controls physical and emotional stress
  18. A Harvard study found that 10 weeks of strength training reduced clinical depression symptoms more successfully than standard counseling did.

  19. Strengthens immune system over the long term
  20. Improves your sleep
  21. Gives an overall sense of well being

Exercises give you a “Yes, I can!” attitude. You fell you can accomplish everything you wished for and that you can go over any obstacle. It can even help you get over a broken heart faster then you would imagine.

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