Health Benefits From Exercise & Physical Activity | Stephen Coleclough
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Health Benefits From Exercise & Physical Activity

Health Benefits From Exercise & Physical Activity

The advantages of physical activity and exercise transcend strict diet plans for weight loss.

As per recent research, regular exercise or some form of physical activity can reduce the risk of various health problems and diseases.

Physical activity further improves the overall quality of life.

Therefore, we present the myriad benefits associated with exercise and other forms of physical activity.

1) Reduce anxiety and stress

In this fast paced way of life it is unavoidable to suffer from anxiety and stress.

A tough day at the office, relationship issues or financial problems all contribute to stress.

If you routinely walk or visit the gym for a workout then your stress levels can reduce very quickly.

This is because of the various mental health benefits associated with exercise and physical activity.

Sweating from exercise relieves you of stress.

It also has the ability to increase the levels of norepinephrine, which is a chemical that moderates the response of brain to anxiety and stress.

2) Combat diseases

Regular exercise helps you fight various diseases such as heart disease, diabetes, obesity, stroke and back pain.

Regular physical activity can help in lowering the risk of stroke and coronary heart disease by 35%, making your heart stronger, improving its blood flow and increasing the heart’s capacity to work properly.

Exercise can also stabilise your blood pressure as it reduces body weight and fat that are associated with high blood pressure problems.

A healthy diet and physical activity can also help control obesity by burning calories and shedding extra weight.

In addition to this, by increasing endurance and muscular strength through regular exercise and flexibility by yoga you may also overcome back pain.

3) Improve mood

If you want to uplift your mood then a 30-40 minutes walk or workout at the gym can really help.

Studies conducted on the mental effects of exercising show that regular physical activity can uplift your mood and increase your self confidence.

Physical activity fuels several brain chemicals that may result in making you feel happier and more relaxed.

Exercise can also boost your confidence by improving your physique and reducing weight.

4) Reduce body fat

One of the biggest advantages of exercise is that it helps you reduce calories, resulting in weight loss.

Exercise can either help you maintain weight or cut down excess fat.

An intense workout can burn a lot of calories.

Therefore, it is highly recommended to visit the gym regularly.

However, even if you miss out on a workout then being more active throughout the day by indulging more in household chores or work-related physical activity can result in a toned body.

5) Boost energy and brain power

Exercise provides nutrients and oxygen to your tissues while also helping your cardiovascular system work properly.

By improving your lung and heart health, exercise provides you with high energy throughout the day.

Exercise also helps in boosting your brain power and sharpening your memory.

It can improve the overall performance of the brain by generating brain cells thus improving your decision-making and learning ability.

Stephen Coleclough
Stephen Coleclough

Stephen Coleclough is a personal trainer and online fitness/nutrition coach from the UK. He loves heavy squats, smashing PRs and bacon sandwiches. You can follow him on Twitter at ColecloughPT.

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