The Benefits of Exercise
Bodies: It strengthens not only the heart and lungs, but also joints.
Muscles: It increases their oxygenation, tone, strength and volume.
Bones: It increases strength, flexibility and density.
Circulation: improves circulation, digestion, immune system and metabolism.
Levels: It regulates the levels of triglycerides, cholesterol, and blood glucose.
Resistance: It decreases your heart rate, improving your endurance and physical condition.
Exercise also prevents diseases
Doing exercise daily, you can prevent or treat many diseases, including:
Cardiovascular, diabetes, Cancer and arthritis
Psychological benefits of Exercise
It is proven that exercise also benefits mental and emotional health, providing you with a greater well-being:
Reduces stress: It reduces anxiety, depression and its effects such as irritability and moodiness, because it helps you to get rid of the accumulated tension in the body.
Sharpens your mind: It increases the flow of oxygen to the brain, improving your capacity for learning, concentration, memory and alertness.
Promotes well-being: It stimulates the release of endorphins, which are the hormones that produce feelings of pleasure.
Entertains you: It distracts you from any concerns and provides you with a fun and healthy lifestyle.
Lack of exercise
If you do not do any exercise, eventually this can weaken the heart, muscles, bones and joints. Cells age, sexual drive and reflexes are diminished.
If you do not do any sport, at least increase your daily activities:
Away from home: use less the car or the bus to get to where you need to go; use the stairs instead of the elevator; go for a walk around your neighbourhood; walk your dog more often and for a longer time.
At home: spend less time in front of the television or computer; do stretching exercises; use dumbbell weights to strengthen your muscles and try going up and down one or more steps for 30 minutes.
- If you suffer from any health problems or are pregnant, consult your doctor before starting on any exercise
- Exercise for a minimum of 30 minutes, 3 to 5 times per week, at the same time of the day
- Always warm up to prevent injury and begin with a slow program that gradually increases the pace
- Use good quality, comfortable cotton clothing
- Be well hydrated before, during and after exercise with water
As you can see, exercise benefits your health, your body and your mental and emotional state of mind. Choose a sport that for you is not too difficult, that you enjoy and fits your lifestyle.
See a chiropractor in Toronto for regular checkups to keep you in top form!