Benefits of Exercise: Top 5 Benefits of Exercising
I already know, you are too tired or simply don’t have enough time to exercise, right? While this may be the mentality of many people living a busy and stressful life, I believe it is important to find a way to get a little bit of exercise in on a daily basis. I am not saying you have to go to the gym or lift weights every day, but what I am saying is anything is better than nothing!
Even a simple walk around your neighborhood or using such tactics as purposely parking farther away when you get out of your car to go grocery shopping or are running errands is considered exercising. These may seem like basic steps and even not sound like you are exercising but you indeed are. This is why it is important to realize that the little things you do add up to be a lot when you stop and think about it.
With that being said, I decided to give what I feel are the top 5 benefits to exercising. You may be surprised when you see what they are!!
1. Increased Energy
How many people lack the energy needed or feel tired throughout the day or could use more energy?
Just about anyone I have talked to who does not exercise regularly lack energy and as a result suffer from some sort of bad health problem. This is not the coolest feeling in the world. With a good exercise program and diet that has the right macronutrients in them, you can immediately see the change in your body composition. You will be able to achieve your weight loss goals easier, display a leaner physique and feel better about yourself.
2. Exercise Improves Your Mood
Exercising stimulates certain brain chemicals and can help you feel much better if you are having a stressful day. I know many people who do some form of exercise just to relieve some stress and it works like a charm. It certainly helped me get through accounting school in one piece.
3. Exercise Allows You to Sleep Better
Having trouble sleeping at night? This very well could be a direct response to not exercising regularly. If you exercise regularly you will allow your body to fall asleep faster and deeper. The reason for this is because exercise helps to balance your daily bio-rhythms and hormonal activity.
It is best to not exercise before the time when you fall asleep. Exercising around this time may cause you to have difficulties falling asleep for the simple fact that your heart rate is accelerated and you just performed physical activity. So make sure you perform exercise at a reasonable time for the best sleep results possible.
4. Exercise Can Spice Up Your Life!
Yes, exercising regularly can bring adventure into your life! Many people stereotype exercising as being boring and going through the motions. I beg to differ as you can do a variety of things such as dancing, walking, go mountain biking and several other physical activities that can be performed outdoors.
5. Exercise Increases Your Metabolism
So you have noticed a drop in your metabolism over the years? Are you looking for a way to accelerate your metabolism so that you can lose some weight?
Well, I have great news for you! Exercise will increase your metabolism and allow you to burn off more calories than if you were to stay sedentary. In addition, if you decide to exercise with weights, you will not only boost your metabolism during the time you exercise, but also, you will boost it permanently since you are building some muscle that serves to tone your physique and increase the metabolic rate at the same time! Now I don’t know about you but having a lean and hard physique while increasing my metabolism with a little bit of weight training sounds like a pretty cool deal to me!