Wellness and good health really is as simple as this; to stay healthy it’s important to follow an exercise program (and eat good quality food).
It often seems that each day brings us a new report from scientists regarding the many benefits of regular moderate strength exercises.
But sadly, these reports don’t always agree with each other.
Many studies show very positive results while other reports sometimes show negative results, some don’t appear to have any results at all. While the path of less resistance may lead you to select those reports that have no results or harmful results, the truth of the matter is that the best way to stay healthy is to be physically active.
This we do know for sure.
Nearly everyone, no matter what their age or physical condition, is able to involve themselves in some sort of exercise.
So here are the 11 critical reasons to get you motivated to start exercising.
1. Reignite the Spark in Your Sex Life
If you’re too tired to enjoy physical intimacy then it’s time to do something about it. Regular exercise can give you back your spark, make you feel better about yourself, energize your body and have a very positive effect on your sex life. There’s more than just that though, it can enhance arousal and prevent erectile issues.
It’s often been said that the brain is the most important part of sex. Stress and anxious thoughts often interfere with your sex life and prevent a healthy relationship. People with a bad image don’t feel good about themselves and find it difficult to enjoy a normal sex life.
2. To Energize Yourself
While it may appear that working out can drain your energy, the opposite is actually more accurate. The more you work out, the more energized you’ll feel throughout the day. One study found exercising in the middle of the day will leave you with more energy and productivity for the remainder of the day. Take a walk, or consider a midday workout and see which one energizes you more.
3. Disease Prevention
Many diseases have been proven to decrease in severity if you simply exercise. The list of diseases known for this includes high blood pressure, cancer, diabetes, heart disease and stroke.
Nearly 4 out of 5 deaths caused by heart disease and even cancer have been linked to stress and lack of exercise. Diabetes is linked to increased chances for heart attacks and strokes.
The risk factors for these diseases is easily lowered by simply exercising and working out a regularly in order to preserve your health. My advice; start exercising now, before it’s too late.
4. Enhance Your State Of Mind
Everyone has heard that exercise will help increase endorphins in your body. These endorphins are chemicals that will help to prevent depression and make you happier. As your body releases these endorphins, your health can improve in as short a time as just 12 minutes.
Certainly worth a try, isn’t it?
Another chemical, serotonin, increases as well during and after working out. This works on the central nervous system and helps you to feel better and positively lifts mental depression issues.
5. Improve Overall Health and Wellbeing
When you’re in good shape, you’ll feel better and have more energy. You’ll have a better disposition and feel happy with your body. You will be able to stretch past your old limits more than you ever thought possible. It’s a great feeling.
6. Social Capacity
Your self-esteem will rise and you’ll feel better when you work out regularly. This will help you to feel better, look better and you’ll find you’re more comfortable within yourself.
Exercise will also improve your appearance, activity levels and you will be in a position to meet more new people. You will no longer feel isolated or unsupported. You’ll increase your interests in friendships, sex, marriage and your partner relationship.
7. Improved Memory
If you think about it, you’ll realize that you feel much clearer after working out. Your brain has more energy and is more oxygenated. Studies have shown exercise boosts your memory and helps you to learn better. After you’ve exercised you’ll feel like you understand things more clearly and feel more creative.
Let’s take a look at Scientific American and see why this is:
As you exercise, your blood pressure increases and your blood flow improves throughout your body. This includes your brain which then gets more energy and oxygen.
It doesn’t stop there though; it’s also giving you long term effects. It improves your overall mental capacity and your brain is retaining more information which in turn makes you feel smarter.
8. Better Sleep Patterns
If you’ve ever suffered from insomnia, you’ll be glad you read this. According to the National Sleep Foundation exercise will help you to sleep better. Work out in the morning or afternoon for best results. If you exercise too close to bedtime you’ll be wide awake at night so try to avoid this as much as possible.
9. Improved Immune System
No one enjoys being sick. Exercise can help you to improve your immune system. Recent studies show that those who exercise are less likely to catch colds than those who don’t exercise.
Your body improves its circulation and you’ll be able to fend off harmful bacteria that cause you to be sick. You’ll recover more quickly and feel better overall.
10. Increased Longevity
It’s not a huge secret that a healthy lifestyle will increase your life span. You may be surprised at just how long it can increase it though. According to statistics exercise can improve your life span just as much as quitting smoking. Imagine that, just a bit of exercise can prolong your life.
11. Weight Control
The more you exercise, the more calories you burn and the healthier your body. Functional training is a simple way to maintain your weight. The more you work out, the more fat you’ll lose, as long as you’re eating a healthy, balanced and appropriate diet. It really is that simple.
From my own personal experience I can guarantee you, regardless of your age, regular exercise, coupled with clean eating, will certainly contribute to overall improved health and wellbeing.
When are you going to start?