Exercise has a whole range of benefits. From mind to body to overall mood and well being, we look at some of the most rewarding.
- Better Mood
When you exercise your brain releases endorphins, which are “feel-good hormones”. So if you are feeling down, get moving!
- More Energy
Many people think that exercise will drain them of their energy but the truth is that exercise helps fight fatigue.
- Better Sleep
Here is where the tiredness from exercise comes in – it can help you sleep better. A hard exercise session can wear you out, but you will usually only feel it later. This, combined with the fact that you are happy and relaxed thanks to the endorphins, you can sleep much more soundly!
- More Confidence
Exercise is brilliant for your confidence. Not only does it make your body look great, achieving exercise goals that you set for yourself can make you feel a sense of achievement and progress which boost confidence.
- Less Stress
Exercise helps minimize the levels of cortisol, which is the stress hormone, in the body and makes you feel more relaxed.
- More Productivity
Getting some exercise, especially during the day (Lunch breaks are great for exercise) can help you focus more and stress less which adds to more productivity!
- Weight Control
This is one that we all know, but it is as great as ever! Exercising helps you burn calories and in doing so lose weight.
- Long Life
Our bodies function much better when they are fit and healthy, and a better function body means a longer functioning body!
- Strong Bones and Muscles
Apart from muscles getting stronger, it can also help strengthen your bones and prevent bone disorders like osteoporosis and bone decay.
- Healthy Heart
Regular exercise can help improve your cardiovascular health, and this can help prevent issues like heart disease, high blood pressure, and strokes.
- Lower Risk of Cancer
Exercise can help lower the risk of some cancers, including colon, breast, and lung. And people who have cancer have better quality of life when they exercise.
- Decrease Arthritis Pain
If you have arthritis, regular exercise can help ease your pain. And it can make your daily activities easier. Try non-impact exercises like swimming. They can be easy on sore joints.