Exercise can prevent extra weight or help maintain your ideal weight. When you undertake physical activities you burn calories. The more intense the activities, the more calories are consumed. You do not have to take hours of exercise to see the benefits of weight loss.
Reduce the risk of cancer
Several studies confirm that people who are regularly active have a much lower risk of developing lung, colon and breast cancer. Hormones are chemical messengers that are transported by our bodies through the blood. They help tell our bodies and cells what to do. By being active, the levels of some hormones change, including estrogen and insulin, make the body function optimally
Reduce the risk of heart disease
If we are active, high density lipoprotein (HDL) or “good” cholesterol is increased and unhealthy triglycerides decrease. This allows the blood to flow easily, which reduces the risk of cardiovascular disease. Regular physical activity can help prevent or manage a range of health problems and issues, including stroke, metabolic syndrome and type 2 diabetes.
Regular physical activity can improve your muscle strength and boost your endurance. Exercise and physical activity supplies oxygen and nutrients to the tissues, and helps the cardiovascular system to function more efficiently. And if your heart and lungs work more efficiently, you have more energy to handle your daily tasks.
Less known benefits of exercise:
A better nightmare
It is proven that regular physical activity helps you to sleep longer and deeper. However, be careful not to late in the evening as it will make you feel too energetic to sleep.
Improve your sex life
Studies found that just 20 minutes of regular daily exercise can improve women’s sexual response. As you exercise, you will not only feel energetic but also more desirable. By practicing with your loved one, you spend more time together and adrenaline and other good-feeling hormones are secreted that will bring you to the right mood.
The Gastroenterological Association of Australia has found that exercise helps the intestinal muscles to digest food and move correctly through the digestive system by strengthening the abdominal muscles that restrict tear digestion. Even short, alternate walking exercises throughout the day can help keep you regular.
Improve mental performance and productivity at work
Exercise is important to improve our overall quality of life, especially as regards our work. If you are fit, you will feel more confident, including in the workplace, and it helps you to show leadership and perform better. It can also increase your overall productivity and focus.
Provide a more beautiful skin
Exercise improves blood flow to the skin. Studies have shown that exercise can help reduce acne by controlling the production of testosterone hormones such as DHEA and DHT that cause acne. When you sweat, the skin’s pores are also opened and skin rashes are cleared, which cleans the skin from toxic substances such as oils and dirt.
What actually matters is that you need to stay active even if it’s only for a few minutes each day. Whether you like to practice in the gym, take part in sports, walk or just dance on your own, just keep moving!