Ever noticed when you engage in any form of activity, you suddenly feel better and don’t struggle with sleep? Why is that? Because you engaged in an activity that activated the energy within your body. That alone got you revved up, so what happens when you implement body activity at least 3 times a week? Think about that for a moment.
Workouts or exercise have numerous benefits to the body. Engaging in activities like running, walking, jogging, swimming and others like strength training can have a more positive impact than not partaking at all. No one is limited to working out, all ages, gender, and sex can participate to experience its numerous benefits.
Working out has health benefits that cut across both physically and mentally. So what are some of these health benefits?
- Great for bone and muscle growth & health
Exercising promotes the growth of muscles and the building of bone density. The growth of muscles is facilitated by hormones that make them viable for the absorption of amino acids.
As people grow old, their muscle mass reduces hence weakening the bones and that’s why when you adopt working out from a younger age, your muscle mass is maintained and strength is also built in the muscles and bones.
- Weight management
The greatest cause of obesity is not engaging in any form of activity. But exercising more often helps the body burn down the calories hence promoting weight loss. Dieting and taking lower calories can slower one’s metabolic rate hence delaying weight loss. Working out increases one’s metabolic rate and in turn, burns more calories.
- Increases energy levels
Exercising is the best energy booster. It makes one less fatigued. This is because it improves heart and lung health by promoting more oxygen circulation to the muscles. Once the heart and lungs adapt to this, you realize you can easily catch your breath when exercising or engaging in vigorous activity
- Improves your mood
How many times do you feel happier once you are done working out? It’s simply because it promotes the production of endorphins that make you happy and positive. Exercise equally increases the sensitivity of hormones like serotonin and norepinephrine in the brain that help relieve feelings of depression, anxiety, and stress. Looking for a free mood booster? Exercising will do that for you.
- Improves your sex life
Oooh yes! It does. Exercising is believed to improve sex drive hence increasing sexual performance and pleasure. Men who suffer from ED (erectile dysfunction) can improve this by working out often.
Just like we stated earlier, exercise improves the circulation of oxygen and blood in all the muscles including those found in both the female and male reproductive systems.
- Reduces the risk of chronic diseases
Patients that have high blood pressure, high cholesterol or heart diseases, and diabetes are sometimes advised to engage in more activities to minimize the risk of those diseases from getting worse.
Exercising can lower blood sugar levels promoting insulin sensitivity hence helping with type 2 diabetes. If there are fats surrounding the heart area, they pose a risk of an attack or heart failure, working out can help in burning those excess fats that could later be a problem if not handled.
Save yourself trips to the hospital.
- Improves sleep
This is definitely straightforward, when you exercise, the energy lost during that period is mostly recovered when asleep. Hence, causes one to sleep longer and have improved sleep quality.
Exercise has numerous benefits that can only be experienced once you choose to adopt it as a lifestyle. Join the wagon and enjoy its numerous benefits. Try doing some exercise at least 3times a week for at least 30 minutes each time or you could ensure you key in 75 to 150 minutes a week of exercising. It could be tiring but it produces better results at all times.
Take a day at a time.
She has a background in Business & Info-Technology, CFO at Tsavo Media Group,and a pro-Chef on the sidelines. She’s passionate about Girl-Child empowerment and is an aspiring inspirational speaker, motivated by daily life experiences and dreams of a better world where everyone can realize their potential to the maximum.