10 Not So Obvious Reasons Why You Should Exercise
Building even minimal muscle will help strengthen, support and protect your joints and ligaments.
Working out and building muscle can help boost your metabolism while adding lean muscle to your body. Even when you’re not working out, you’ll end up burning more calories while your body is busy building more muscle mass.
Makes Your Day Easier
Everything from lifting a box to your overall balance will be improved with some type of resistance training.
Reduces Risk of Osteoporosis
Regular exercise, in addition to a healthy, calcium rich diet, helps strengthen your bones, which can help offset conditions like osteoporosis later in life.
Reduces Stress and Anxiety
When you exercise, your body releases naturally occurring chemicals called endorphins, which can give you a feeling of wellbeing and help elevate your mood.
Being active and getting fit increases your overall self-image and awareness. When you look good, typically, you feel good too.
Reduces Menopause Symptoms
Specifically for the ladies, exercise can help subside symptoms of menopause like hot flashes, restless sleeps and irritability.
Improves Athletic Performance
Getting bigger, stronger or faster through exercise obviously helps in most sports and athletic activities, also aiding with stamina and co-ordination. For sports that require a lot of endurance (i.e. soccer), staying physically fit also allows you to stay mentally sharp while the opposition is gasping for air.
Helps Your Blood
Regular exercise can help to reduce blood pressure and may lower LDL (bad) cholesterol levels while increasing HDL (good) cholesterol levels.
Improves Your Body
Thin people can gain impressive definition and increase their stature, while overweight individuals can lose weight and tone up.