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The Benefits Of Exercise

The Benefits Of Exercise


As a nation, we often debate among ourselves to exercise, or to not?

In many cases, procrastination outweighs practicality, and so eventually most people don’t.

However there are definite benefits to exercising, and to help you understand we have put together some information about the health benefits of exercise.

Exercise will help you to live longer

Exercising brings with it myriad health benefits which will entice and convince even the most objectionable of people that it’s a good idea.

It will help keep your heart in good working order, as well as strengthen your muscles, bones and joints.

As well as this will also reduce your risk of cancer, diabetes, and improve your mental health, as well as keeping your weight down of course.

Exercising regularly actually makes you feel good

What most people don’t know is that exercise helps you feel good.

When you exercise, your body releases endorphins which promotes the feeling of pleasure and happiness.

It has been scientifically proven that exercising will help to keep you happy on a long-term basis, which can be very rewarding for people, to know that what they’re doing will make them feel good, on top of all the other health benefits.

Exercise helps you with your mental health

Exercise has the added effect of helping you combat any adverse mental health conditions you might have.

Stress, anxiety and other such conditions can be tackled by exercising, because of the release of dopamine and serotonin, which will positively affect your mood and thinking.

As well as this, going out running or jogging or joining a fitness club is a great way to meet people and be social, as many individuals know it can do wonders for your mental well-being because it helps to reassure you that you can have a good time and not be alone.

These are just a few of the health benefits which exercising can provide, as well as the mental health benefits.

Obviously, there are more still including a reduced risk of having a stroke or heart attack, as well as the lack of obesity.

Exercising really is a positive thing which shouldn’t be underestimated by anyone, really we could all do with exercising just that little bit more now and then.

Whether it’s something as simple as walking to work instead of taking the car or getting the dog to walk an extra half an hour at the end of the day.

In order to continue living long, healthy and happy lives it is imperative that we try and exercise as regularly as possible, as so to avoid encountering any adverse health conditions, and ensuring that we can keep on living for the once in a life time moments, like the birth of grandchildren.

With all of the health benefits that have been listed, not to mention the improved chances of socialising and meeting new people while out exercising or joining a fitness club, it’s easy to see why there are so many benefits to exercising.

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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