Does exercise feel more like an annoying task on your to-do list rather than something to look forward to? Let’s change this!
We want to encourage our readers to go outside and exercise. If the warmer spring weather isn’t enough reason to be outdoors and active, then maybe this article highlighting the benefits of exercise is:
Regular exercise can make you feel happier
Exercise is a proven remedy to improve our mood and can assist with feelings of depression, anxiety and stress. Most people are familiar with the positive experience after they complete a tough workout. This is due to the increased production of endorphins who can even reduce the perception of pain. Interestingly, it makes no difference how intense your workout is. Meaning even if you feel tired and only want to go for a short walk on the treadmill, your mood will still benefit from it.
Exercising can help you lose weight
Studies have shown that inactivity is a major contributor to gaining weight and becoming obese. Exercise can help you maintain your weight or reduce it if that is what you are aiming for. However, it is important to note that your diet plays an important role in this as well. So, if you’re main objective is to lose weight you need to incorporate regular exercise and plenty of healthy foods into your lifestyle.
Strengthen your muscles and bones through exercise
Without exercise, you will not be able to build and maintain strong muscles and bones. In addition, the more you age, the more likely it is for you to lose muscle mass and function which is very dangerous as it makes you more prone to injury and disability. Regular physical exercise is essential to reducing muscle loss, maintaining your strength as you age and can help with the prevention of osteoporosis later in life.
Physical activity can improve your sleep quality
Does it take you a long time to fall asleep? Regular exercise can help you relax and improve your overall sleep quality as well as making you feel more energised during the day. As you deplete your energy during exercise, recuperative processes are stimulated during periods of rest, which allows for a deeper sleep. Moreover, our body temperature increases while we work out which in turn drops during sleep and therefore improves our sleep quality. Elderly people seem to benefit from regular exercise as they tend to be more affected by sleep disorders.
Exercise can help relieve pains and aches
Recent studies have shown that exercise can relieve chronic pain (e.g. chronic lower pain back and chronic soft tissue shoulder disorder) revealing that previous recommendations of utilising rest and inactivity were incorrect. The studies revealed that exercise reduced the participants’ pain and improved their quality of life. We recommend complementing your treatment with one of our Award-Winning Pain Relief Creams. Using 100% naturally derived active ingredients, Soodox™ Pain Relief Creams provide temporary relief of mild conditions, including joint and muscular pain, arthritis and rheumatism. It is also available in a women’s formula which in addition can help relieve symptoms of menstrual pain; and an Active formula for any conditions associated with exercise, including sprains, strains and sport injuries.
By exercising, you can reduce your risk of chronic disease
Those who lack regular physical activity in their life are more prone to be affected by chronic diseases. Even in the short term it can lead to a significant increase in belly fat, which increases the risk of type 2 diabetes, heart disease and early death. Therefore, daily physical activity is highly recommended as studies have shown that it can improve insulin sensitivity, cardiovascular fitness and body composition.
Exercise offers a plethora of benefits and can improve nearly every aspect of our health which is why we want you to stay active with us and live a better, healthier life!
How has exercise benefitted you in your life? We want to hear from you! Let us know in the comments below or send us a message.
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