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    8 Amazing benefit of exercise on health

    Sep 01, 2016 · by Peter O · no comments

    You obviously must have heard or read somewhere how exercise is good for you but you might be lazy to start working out or you were active before but stopped due to some reasons. I want to tell you that with just 60 minutes of a regular routine of moderate to vigorous exercise daily, it is enough to help alleviate stress, sharpen your brain and boost your overall happiness.

    Regular exercise is an important healthy lifestyle which eradicates the signs of moderate depression, help enhance psychological fitness. It normalize your glucose, insulin and leptin level by optimizing the hormone insulin and leptin receptor sensitivity which is the major factor for improving overall health and preventing chronic diseases. Furthermore, it causes your brain cells to work at an optimum capacity. It does not only improve physical health, it also reduces anxiety and lowers the risk of other mental health conditions.

    There are different categories of exercise and they include the aerobic exercise, anaerobic exercise and flexibility exercise. Doing aerobic activities can help prevent a number of life threatening diseases. Aerobic exercise is anything that involves moving your body such as running, swimming, cycling and walking. While anaerobic exercise includes strength and resistance training which leads to improve bone strength and examples include push ups, pull ups , weight training and lunges. On the other hand, flexibility exercise involves activities such as stretching which helps to improve joint flexibility and keep muscles limber.

    Remember, it is important that you eat a healthy diet to provide you the fuel in the form of nutrition needed to keep up with your exercise and always drink enough water to keep you hydrated.

    The following are benefits of a healthy exercise

    Healthy heart

    Exercise can reduce your risk of getting coronary or heart disease and stroke. Inactive people have an increased risk of dying from heart disease. It can also reduce the risk of high blood pressure and help balance your cholesterol level.

    Strong bones and joints

    Moderate physical activities help in maintaining a strong bone and further prevent degeneration later in life.

    Reduced risk of cancer

    Regular exercise help reduce risk of cancer like lung cancer, prostate cancer and endometrial cancer.


    Exercise help reduce factors which can lead to diabetes. And if you already have diabetes, it can help control your body’s sensitivity to insulin and lower your blood pressure.

    Mental health and general wellbeing

    Exercise can help prevent and treat some mental health conditions like depression. It can also relieve stress and anxiety. Studies has shown that you are likely to feel happier and generate self confidence as well when your body generates endorphins which are chemicals responsible for making you feel happy and peaceful. You tend to look toned and younger due to calories which have been burnt during exercise.

    Sound sleep

    Have you been finding it hard to sleep at night? Always tossing and turning. With regular exercise you will sleep better and peacefully.

    Improved sexual function

    Regular exercise has been discovered to improve sexual functions by boosting the hormones responsible for sexual desires.


    Exercise is essential for maintaining a healthy weight and physical activities helps to burn up calories and create a healthy energy balance. When combined with a healthy diet, it becomes more effective to lose weight making it less likely of you to be obese.




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