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5 key benefits of regular exercise

 

Well-being

 

Research suggests that people who take time to exercise regularly are more productive and have more energy than their inactive peers.   What motivates most people to stay active?   It’s not only the obvious which is physical health, physique, trim waistline and added years to your life.   People who exercise regularly do so because they find it give them a great sense of well-being.  Exercise has powerful effects on both the body and the mind.   Regular physical activity provides significant mental benefits regardless of your age or fitness level.   The body releases endorphins which are neurotransmitters that interact with the receptors in your brain that reduce your perception of pain.  It also triggers a positive feeling of well-being in the body.   Endorphins are released following 20-30 minutes of intense aerobic exercise resulting in a mood and energy boost lasting two to three hours.

 

Health

 

In addition to overall well-being, exercise is an excellent way to maintain or reduce weight and combat health conditions and diseases.  It helps prevent or manage health concerns such as stroke, high blood pressure, type-2 diabetes, specific types of cancer, depression and anxiety.  Regular exercise is known to relieve stress and stimulate dopamine leaving you feeling happier and relaxed.   It also improves your skin, brain health and memory.

 

Energy

 

Do you often feel fatigue during your regular day-to-day activity?  Regular exercise can improve your overall strength and stamina.   This is because the effect of exercise efficiently delivers oxygen and nutrients to your cells and tissues through breathing and increased heart rate while removing metabolic waste.  This will help you manage through your day with increased levels of energy and motivation.

 

Restful sleep and relaxation

 

Do you consistently get a good night’s rest?   Regular exercise has been proven to help you fall asleep faster and deeper so that you get the proper amount of rest and recharge your battery for next day.   I strongly discourage exercise in the evenings as it may impact your ability to have a good night’s sleep.

 

Self-confidence

 

Exercise will boost self-esteem and improve a positive self-image regardless of weight, size, gender, or age.  It quickly elevates a person’s perspective regarding their appearance and level of attractiveness.

 

In summary exercise is an excellent way to feel better, boost your health and strengthen your mindset.  You can spread your exercise activity throughout the week.  I recommend a minimum 30 minutes per day 3 times per week to get started.   Please remember to check with your physician before starting a new fitness program.   Feel free to contact me if you would like a complimentary consultation  at michael@mindbodyvibrance.com

 

4 thoughts on “5 key benefits of regular exercise”

  1. Hi I hope you got my comment that I left on your site as I had a blank white page after pressing send.

    I loved your site and I found it interesting what you had to say about feeling tired while working and after work. I agree with you I do need to go for a walk, but I already do 15,000 steps at work per day and I often find I don’t have the energy to go any further. 

    I don’t have a lot of experience on your topic but what I have read so far is fantastic and I would say well. done.

  2. Your article is full of good information and good advice. It seems like such a simple thing – 20-30 minutes of intense aerobic exercise. It doesn’t even have to be every day. Yet, many nowadays forgo that simple commitment even three times a week. Thinking about it, it might be one blessing from the pandemic. Many of my friends have gotten so stir crazy during lockdowns they’ve actually broken out old exercise equipment that’s been gathering dust and started using it. Many of them are using things for the first time. Hopefully, they establish some routines to the point they will miss doing them when (if?) we get back to some semblance of normal.

    1. Thanks William.  You make a very good point in that now is the time for people to ingrain exercise sessions as a lifelong habit so that when there is some semblance of normal, their routine is automatic.

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