The Major Benefits of Regular Exercise

Author: Fallon Lang

Exercise, Does The Body Good!!

Let's be honest, nobody needs to be convinced of the benefits of exercise, but sometimes we could all use a simple reminder (some of us need a good hard shake too).

Improved Mood

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Exercise stimulates the release of dopamine, norepinephrine, serotonin and endorphins. These chemicals play an important role in stabilizing your moods; calms fear, reduces depression, anxiety, improves self-esteem and leaves you with a natural high.  

Increased Energy

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Exercise or physical activities which increase your heart rate, oxygen intake and boosts the circulation of your blood flow, will raise your energy levels and give you more stamina throughout the day.

Mental Clarity

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Exercise increases your heart rate, which promotes the flow of blood and oxygen to your brain. Better circulation means a better memory, improved brain function and increased alertness.

Body's Knowledge

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The body is smarter than we could ever imagine.  The body enjoys working properly, this is why it rewards us with feel good drugs, like the above listed.  It doesn't take long before the body becomes "addicted" to these feel good substances that are now being produced and released into the system.  So, to ensure it gets what it wants, it sends quick reminders to the control center upstairs, subtly encouraging you to keep doing what it is that makes you feel and look your best.  

Prevents & Fights Illnesses 

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Regular exercise can help reduce your risk of several diseases and health conditions.  If you already suffer from a chronic condition, regular exercise can also help you manage symptoms and improve your health, which in turn can improve your overall quality of life. 

Protect yourself from the following health problems: Heart disease, high cholesterol, high blood pressure, diabetes, various cancers, obesity, osteoporosis, asthma, arthritis, dementia 

Sleep Aid

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Regular physical activity can impact your sleep quality by raising your body temperature a few degrees. Feelings of drowsiness can be triggered later in the day, when your internal thermostat drops back to its normal temperature.  This can help decrease the time it takes to fall asleep and increase the time spent in a deep sleep, allowing your body and brain the chance to rejuvenate and restores the body’s core functions, and improve your immunity.

The Bottom Line

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When the body is working as it is meant to; and being fueled in ways that allows it to do so efficiently, everything starts to come together quite nicely.  One morning we wake up and notice we are smiling bigger and more often than usual, our eyes become clearer, our skin looks great, our hair is shiny, we even forgot about some of those aches and pains that had become the new 'normal' for a little while.  And believe it or not, you will start inspiring people around you to start thinking a little harder about taking better care of themselves too...who'd-a-thought!? 


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