The health benefits of regular exercise and physical activity are hard to ignore. Everyone benefits from exercise, regardless of age, sex or physical ability.Regular exercise will help you maintain your health, strength, flexibility, balance, and coordination.
Below are a few of the positive effects on your body:1,2
Exercise controls body weight
When you engage in physical activity, you burn calories. The more intense the activity, the more calories you burn which helps prevent excess weight gain or helps maintain weight loss.
Exercise combats health conditions and diseases
Regular exercise helps prevent or manage a wide range of health issues and concerns, including, heart disease, obesity, high blood pressure, strokes, metabolic syndrome, type 2 diabetes, depression, a number of types of cancer, arthritis, falls, etc.
Exercise improves mood
Exercise stimulates various brain chemicals that may leave you feeling happier and more relaxed. Regular exercise can boost your confidence and improve your self-esteem.
Exercise boosts energy
Exercise delivers oxygen and nutrients to your whole body helping it to work more efficiently and improve your endurance.
Exercise promotes better sleep
Regular exercise can help you fall asleep faster, increase the duration of sleep, and also help you sleep more soundly throughout the night.
Exercise helps improve your social function
Exercise helps increase and prolong independence, creates a stimulating and supportive environment, and allows you to more fully participate in family and social functions.
If you want to learn more about which exercise better suits you, schedule a session with our Personal Trainer today!
Cici Madawala, B.S.
Director of Marketing
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Cici Madawala graduated from St Cloud State University with Bachelor of Arts in Mass Communication and minors in Geography and German.
She is passionate about helping people and strives to help individuals get back on healthy routines and do the things they love. In her leisure time, she loves to travel, and explore other cultures and cuisines.
1“The importance of Exercise.” https://www.cancer.net/blog/2014-03/importance-exercise Date Accessed 3 May, 2018.
2“The benefits of physical fitness.” http://healthletter.mayoclinic.com/editorial/editorial.cfm/i/354/t/The%20benefits%20of%20physical%20fitness/ Date Accessed 3 May, 2018.