5 Reasons Why Exercise Is So Important
Your body is your machine that will carry you along through life's journey. By keeping it in an optimal physical condition we ensure that we feel better, look better, and perform better. There are plenty of reasons why exercise is important, here's the top 5 backed by science.
1) Longevity and Health
There is an irrefutable amount of evidence that links general physical exercise to living longer through prevention of hard-hitting diseases such as cardiovascular diseases, diabetes, and cancer.
2) Stronger Immune System
Moderate exercise has shown to have a positive effect on the immune system. Not only do you feel better for improving your physical state but your body is rewarding you by fending off bacteria and germs.
3) Endorphin Hit
The ultimate feeling of runners high is great. But why? That post workout feeling comes from the brains increased production of the feel good neurotransmitter Endorphin. Although it's called a runners high, you can achieve this through any type of physical activity. Clearly a great way to manage stress is to regularly top up your endorphin levels with exercise.
4) Reduced Body Fat
The results are in. Men and women who exercise for longer and more regularly saw a greater decrease in Body Mass Index (BMI), body fat, and intra-abdominal fat. It's also common knowledge that exercising will help you control your weight, look better, and have less harmful fat surrounding your organs. We have regular tips and advice on how to optimise your fitness and help you gain muscle and lose fat, so check these out here.
5) Energy Boost
As your body works more efficiently through exercise, you have more oxygen directed to your organs and cells to help them perform at a higher level. This means fewer aches and pains and less day to day fatigue. In addition, once you've found your routine you'll have more energy and drive throughout the day.
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