Why should i exercise?
Regularly exercising offers many health benefits to the individual such as lowered blood pressure, decreased risks of many diseases, increased immunity, weight loss and of course a great physical appearance. The basal metabolic rate and habitual body temperature will slowly rise during several weeks of physical exercise, if the program is not too hard. Generally it’s best to start small light to moderate exercises rather than to jumping into an intense workout. This helps your body to adjust, prevents injury and helps you get the best from your workout. While many people are consistently make goals to begin working out or joining a gym, 85% of them never follow through. If you’re like one of these individuals, these ten benefits of regular exercising will get you motivated to start working out more regularly.
- Regular progressive physical exercise can bring about the balance of automatic, or involuntary, nervous system. The tone of the vagus nerve, one of the nerves that control sensation and motion, is strengthened. This accounts for stronger pulse waves, higher metabolism and better circulation.
- Exercise can prevent or reduce gravitational ptosis or sag, as it is commonly called. Ptosis results from uneven flow of blood in the feet, legs and lower abdomen.
- Improved capillary action in the working of muscular and brain tissue results from exercise carried to the point of real endurance. This permits greater blood flow and gives the muscles, including the heart, more resistance to fatigue. Massage, heat and moderate exercise are relatively ineffective in producing additional capillary action as compared with vigorous exercise.
- The full use of the lungs in vigorous exercise can reduce or prevent lung congestion due to lymph accumulation, increase oxygen intake and promote healthy functioning lungs.
- Gas and intra-intestinal accumulations can be reduced by exercise that acts to knead and squeeze or vibrate the intraintestinal mass.
- Better respiratory reserve is developed by persistent exercise. This ensures better breath holding, especially after a standard exercise. With greater respiratory reserves, exercise becomes easier.
- Improvement in tone and function of veins can be accomplished by repetitiously squeezing and draining the blood out of them and then allowing them to fill.
- Sweating in exercise aids kidneys by helping to eliminate the waste matter from the body.
- Consistent exercise leads to improvement in quality of blood. Studies have shown improved hemoglobin levels, relatively greater alkalinity, improved total protein content and a grater red cell count.
- Systemic exercise promotes physical strength and mental vigor and strengthens will power and self-control leading to harmonious development of the whole system.
- Consistently exercising reduces the risk of osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, psoriatic arthritis and all other joint pains or abnormalities typically caused by inactivity, aging or degeneration of the bones.
- Exercise increases insulin sensitivity, reduces the risks of diabetes mellitus and allows the body to take in more glucose to the muscles which need it.
- Healthy heart: As we all know, exercise is great for the heart; more specifically cardio. This is also great to maintain a healthy blood pressure.
There you have it, 13 health benefits of exercising regularly. If you’re one of the many people who only exercise once in a while or rather worse, never at all; hope these health benefits inspire you to become more active. Exercise doesn’t have to be going to the gym every day and spending countless hours or working out consistently just a supermodel body. A simple light walk or run is sufficient or even playing a sport will keep you active and healthy. Start exercising more today to begin enjoying the many benefits there are to offer.