Not one, not two, nor three! But 10 whole reasons to make the decision and put exercise into your life! We understand that for many of you it is difficult and perhaps the last that passes through your mind due to various obligations. But deep down we all know how important exercise is in our lives and that we owe it to ourselves to deal with it!
We’ve put together 10 reasons to remind you the value of exercise and to make known benefits that many don’t know about!
1. Pain relief
Even though you see exercise as a tiring occupation, it actually mobilizes the muscles and the whole body, giving us wellness and rejuvenation. Endorphins secreted during exercise and work as a natural analgesic, relieving us of various musculoskeletal pains.
Mild exercises such as walking, swimming, yoga can help us get rid of various pains, as we may not forget that they may be due to sedentary lives.
2. Improves your sex life
Even if you don’t have a particular problem with your sexual health, the fact that something as simple as exercise can improve your sexual mood and performance is good news for everyone!
This is because exercise improves blood circulation throughout the body, including our genitals. In addition, when one does exercise, sees his confidence change and feels more desirable!
3. Improves mood
Everything seems to be better if you go out even for a short walk. Do you think it’s a coincidence? A Harvard study showed that there was a 26% reduction in the likelihood of depression for any significant increase in sports activity. This could be 15 minutes of intense exercise or 1 hour of mild exercise per day. (1)
The paradox is that while we think exercise will make us tired, in fact, after its completion we feel more relaxed, without any feeling of fatigue. This is because of the secretion of hormones such as dopamine, noradrenaline and serotonin. So put on your sportswear and see your energy and mood go high!
Do you have years to sleep like a bird? Then exercise is the solution to your problem. Those who work out systematically have a great improvement in their sleep quality. According to Charlene Gamaldo, M.D. in charge of the Johns Hopkins Sleep Center “it doesn’t take months or years of exercise to see a difference in sleep, nor should a patient feel like he has to train for the Boston Marathon“. With 30΄of aerobic exercise you can see a benefit in sleep quality even that same night! (2)
Some people find that exercising close to bedtime keeps them awake. This may be due to the secretion of endorphins but also to an increase in body temperature. Those are recommended to exercise at least 1-2 hours before bedtime. For others, exercise time does not appear to be an obstacle to a peaceful sleep.
5. Appetite for work
There are many companies that pay their employees to exercise at work, as there are many benefits for both employers and employees. TotalWellness, for example, allows its employees to train for 30΄ per day, before, during or after work in their fitness place.
When one is stressed out at work, it is difficult to concentrate and make the right decisions. With exercise, cortisol levels fall and stress goes away. Additionally, relationships between colleagues strengthen as they spend time together. Furthermore, blood circulation improves and energy levels rise! (3)
6. Confidence in heights!
Regardless of whether or not we have more pounds, exercise enhances our confidence and makes us feel more comfortable with our body. In addition, better blood circulation and body tissue oxygenation, even stimulates facial muscles, making us literally more beautiful!
7. Strengthens your immune system
It is true that exercise strengthens the immune system, making us more resistant to colds and viruses. This is partly due to the increase in temperature during exercise, which seems to kill germs that are trying to expand.
8. Better brain function
With exercise, the heart rate increases and as a result more oxygen is delivered to the brain! This stimulates brain function, creates new neurons and enhances memory, learning ability and concentration. There are a number of experts who agree that exercise is one of the most drastic things you can do for your brain today!
9. Protection of Dental Health
And yet it is a fact! Those who exercise seem less likely to develop periodontitis, an inflammatory gum disease, according to research published in the Journal of Dentistry. This was more possible in non-smokers as well as former smokers.
This is because exercise limits the production of c-reactive protein, a substance that indicates inflammation and is associated with the occurrence of periodontitis.
10. Health! Health! Health!
Even if you belong in the category of “whatever future might bring, can’t be changed”, you could not deny the thousands of studies that show the benefits of exercise to health. We certainly cannot foresee the future, but the fact that there are some things we can do to reduce the chances of an illness belongs to the “chance to grab” category. And exercise is one of those life-giving opportunities!
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