We all know that exercise is generally good for our health, especially in times when we know very little about what we take into our bodies by consuming foods that are no longer what they used to be.
GMO fruits and vegetables sprayed with various pesticides, meat of animals that feed on antibiotics, various hormones that end up in your body. It has been proven that regular training is one of your defense mechanisms that in one way nullifies the negative effects of poisons that we consume on a daily basis and has a direct effect on increasing immunity. Here are 16 reasons why you should start exercising right away.
1. Healthier heart
The heart is a muscle. Aerobic exercise strengthens that muscle so that it pumps more blood with each beat. As the trained heart is more efficient, it sends more oxygen to the body's cells with each beat. This can ultimately extend life expectancy by several years.
2. Cholesterol control
Exercise increases the level of good cholesterol compared to bad cholesterol and also lowers triglycerides.
3. Lowers blood pressure
4. Reduces the risk of bowel cancer
Regular exercise helps regulate the digestive system.
5. Strengthens bones and improves bone health
Exercise increases the circulation and flow of nutrients to the bones, which reduces the risk of fractures and osteoporosis. Osteoporosis is a bone disease that leads to an increased risk of fractures. In this disease, the density of bone minerals is reduced, the microarchitecture of the bones is disrupted and a fracture can occur very easily.
6. Strengthens the circulatory system and lungs
It has been proven that the lungs of physically active people have a much higher capacity than inactive ones.
7. Better looking skin
8. Weight loss and maintenance
Exercise stimulates the speed of metabolism, which is essential for both weight loss and weight maintenance. It also increases muscle mass, which in itself helps burn fat.
9. Controls blood sugar
Physical activity helps maintain blood glucose levels, this is especially important for diabetics and people who are at increased risk of diabetes.
10. Helps with pain tolerance
With increasing levels of endorphins, the body's natural painkiller, exercise helps overcome the pain threshold.
11. Increases flexibility
Stretching helps to lengthen muscles, which increases flexibility.
12. Controls physical and mental stress
It has been shown that after training, the secretion of a hormone of happiness or pleasure called serotonin is increased.
13. Helps make the body look younger and healthier
A lot of money is spent on various cosmetic surgeries in an attempt to look younger and healthier. Regular exercise promotes a healthier and younger look.
14. Strengthens the immune system
15. Improves sleep
The less tense your muscles are, the easier it is to relax at night. You fall asleep faster and wake up fresher.
16. It gives you a generally better feeling and confidence
If you want to be happy, this can be a very important factor. Exercise increases your self-confidence by increasing strength, endurance, flexibility, appearance and self-control.
Physical activity not only helps to cure some diseases, but can also take preventive action to prevent them. Now that you know the benefits of exercise, what still keeps you from getting started?