Benefits of Exercise

About two or three years ago, Time Magazine came out with an article about the effect of diet and exercise on weight loss. The conclusion was basically that exercise plays a minimum effect. As I remember, this article caused an uproar in the fitness community. And though not a popular idea, it had a lot of truth. Diets may be the number one thing that controls weight loss but exercise benefits the body in so many ways. Here are a few of my favorite:

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Helps Control Weight
I know what I just said. Diet aids weight loss more than exercise. But, exercise still burns calories, boosts the metabolism, and allows you eat more!

Fights Disease
Being active, no matter your weight, helps to reduce your  bad cholesterol levels which can lower your blood pressure and works to prevent heart disease.

Improves your Mood
“Exercise gives you endorphins and endorphins make you happy.” Thank you ‘Legally Blonde‘ for that insightful saying. Physical activity stimulates brain chemicals that leaves your feeling happier.

Boosts Energy 
Regular exercises increases your bodies endurance and strength allowing for more oxygen to be delivered to your muscle tissues and quicker delivery of nutrients throughout your body. This creates a more efficient body and more energy.

Promotes Sleep
Regular exercise helps you fall asleep faster and sleep deeper.

Improves Self-Confidence
The combination of calories burned, boosted energy, and endorphins moving through your body is the perfect way to improve self confidence and have an overall positive influence on your life.

 

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