Many of us do not give a serious thought about exercise. Some skip this important activity as this takes some of their precious time. Others find it boring while some feel too tired doing it. Nevertheless, doing regular exercise, 30 minutes minimum can do many wonders to our body. Other than weight loss and muscle buildup, regular exercise is essential due to these rewards and benefits they provide to one’s mind and body.
1. It makes you happier.
Regular exercise can actually improve your life in different ways. Thanks to endorphins. Making this activity a habit enhances your mood. Hence, find time to squeeze in workout into your daily routine and you will maintain happiness.
2. You will live longer.
The secret to a longer, healthier life is exercise. In a study, it reveals that exercise improves life expectancy as much as quitting smoking. So, don’t stay sitting all day. Keep moving and live longer.
3. You seldom get ill.
According to a study, those people who exercised regularly were half as likely to get a cold as those who did not.
4. You will have better sex life.
Yes. Exercising can lead to better session with your partner. Studies have shown that regular exercise can increase arousal and decrease impotence risk for men as exercise improves circulation. Likewise, it activates the sympathetic nervous system that helps blood penetrate the vaginal tissue more readily and creates more vaginal lubrication when in a sexual situation.
5. You will gain enough energy.
Regular exercise makes your feel energetic throughout the day. According to a study, exercising in the middle of the day can leave you feeling more energetic and productive for the rest of the afternoon. Mid-afternoon workout brings extra dose of energy.
6. You sleep better at night.
In a study, those who engaged in moderately intense exercise for a total of 150 minutes or 30 minutes a day, five days a week were able to sleep faster and felt less tired during the day. Exercise helps your body to regulate its own temperature that enables you doze off peacefully. The best time to do your workout session is in the morning or the afternoon. Don’t do it before bed time as it will ruin the quality of your sleep.
7. It relieves your stress.
Stress is part of our lives but you can manage it. One way to manage stress is through exercise as it allows you to divert your mind off to the things that stresses you out. Get your body groove and let those blues go away.
8. It boosts self-confidence.
Physically, exercise enhances your body appearance leading to improve confidence. It also helps you feel more accomplished and social. A recent study found that those who work out are perceived by others to be friendlier, outgoing, personable, kind and even more attractive than those who don’t.
9. It enhances your posture.
Having a good posture is important. One of the best strategies to improve it is to exercise the muscles holding your back. Regular exercise of your abs, back and other muscles can go a long way in fixing your posture, both sitting and standing.
10. It gives glowing skin.
Exercise makes your skin glow. When you move your body, the heart rate rises, increasing the blood flow circulation to the surface of the skin. This gives you that revitalizing flush of color. The sweat you produce during workout is beneficial to the skin as it gives a nicely hydrated post-workout look.
11. It improves brainpower.
According to a study, twenty (20) minutes of moderate exercise immediately increases attention and cognitive ability. It helps you learn better and boosts memory. This is because the shift in the brain activity enhances executive functioning which plans, schedules, coordinates thoughts and actions. Hence, whenever you feel distracted, regain your focus by doing a quick workout.