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Posted on 28 October 2018
Physical activity or exercise can improve your health and reduce the risk of developing several diseases like type 2 diabetes, cancer and cardiovascular disease. Physical activity and exercise can have immediate and long-term health benefits. Most importantly, regular activity can improve your quality of life.
Exercise is a prescription for Depression and Anxiety. Everyone knows that regular exercise is good for the body, but exercise is also one of the most effective ways to improve your mental health. It also relieves stress, improves memory, helps you sleep better, and boosts overall mood. Additionally, exercise can increase the production of endorphins, which are known to help produce positive feelings and reduce the perception of pain.
When it comes to your choice of exercise, it doesn't matter how intense your workout is. It seems that your mood can benefit from exercise no matter the intensity of the physical activity.
Given the overwhelming evidence, it seems obvious that we should all be physically active. It's essential if you want to live a healthy and fulfilling life into old age.
The NHS states that it is medically proven that people who do regular physical activity have:
It Can Help With Weight Loss
Studies have shown that inactivity is a major factor in weight gain and obesity. To understand the effect of exercise on weight reduction, it is important to understand the relationship between exercise and energy expenditure. Your body spends energy in three ways: digesting food, exercising and maintaining body functions like your heartbeat and breathing.
Whilst dieting, a reduced calorie intake will lower your metabolic rate, which will delay weight loss. On the contrary, regular exercise has been shown to increase your metabolic rate, which will burn more calories and help you lose weight. Combining aerobic exercise with resistance training can maximize fat loss and muscle mass maintenance, which is essential for keeping the weight off!
It Can Reduce Pain
Chronic pain can be debilitating, but exercise can help reduce it. The recommendation for treating chronic pain was rest and inactivity but in recent year's studies show that exercise helps relieve chronic pain. A review of several studies indicates that exercise helps participants with chronic pain reduce their pain and improve their quality of life.
Several studies show that exercise can help control pain that's associated with various health conditions, including chronic low back pain and chronic soft tissue shoulder disorder, to name a couple. In addition, physical activity can also raise pain tolerance and decrease pain perception.
It Can Promote A Better Sex Life
Exercise has been proven to boost sex drive. Engaging in regular exercise can strengthen the cardiovascular system, improve blood circulation, tone muscles and enhance flexibility, all of which can improve your sex life. Physical activity can improve sexual performance and sexual pleasure, as well as increase the frequency of sexual activity.
Another study performed in 78 sedentary men revealed how 60 minutes of walking per day (three and a half days per week, on average) improved their sexual behaviour, including frequency, adequate functioning and satisfaction. Also, a study has demonstrated that women suffering from polycystic ovary syndrome, which can reduce sex drive, increased their sex drive with regular resistance training for 16 weeks.
Exercise offers incredible benefits that can improve nearly every aspect of your health from the inside out. Regular physical activity can increase the production of hormones that make you feel happier and help you sleep better.
It can also improve your skin's appearance, help you lose weight and keep it off, lessen the risk of chronic disease and improve your sex life.
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