There are better reasons to exercise than simply weight loss! So Hera Mag has compiled seven great reasons to get moving.
Just do it.
Ride your bike to work.
Walk to the coffee shop instead of driving.
Chase after your dog as he makes his daily dash for freedom when you open the front door … and pretend he actually has a shot, just for the sake of his ego.
Just 30 minutes of moderate intensity exercise is enough to reduce your risk of heart disease, stroke and type-2 diabetes by up to 40 per cent.
Reduced risk of cancer
Regular exercisers are apparently less at risk of developing colon, lung, gastrointestinal, breast and endometrial cancer.
Weight-bearing exercises like jogging, dancing, hiking and stair climbing are best for building strong bones, as well as resistance based exercises.
Having a brain-healthy lifestyle is critical in reducing the risk of dementia, and exercise is a key element of that.
Regular exercisers tend to avoid colds and other flu-like symptoms a lot more than their inactive counterparts, as exercise stimulates movement of important immune cells.
Exercise undoubtedly tires you out and promises a more restful night’s sleep, but only if completed no less than two hours before bedtime. Otherwise, a stimulating effect may occur.
Improves mood and mental health
Exercise not only promotes better mental health but even in the absence of a mental illness, enhanced wellbeing and a more optimistic disposition are just some the positive side effects.
Aside from weight loss, why do you exercise?
– ADRIANNA ZAPPAVIGNA
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