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How can exercise improve your life?

Do you know why it is so beneficial to do regular exercise? We tell you all about the positive changes you’ll start noticing in your life when you work out.

Micaela Gordillo
Tuesday, 7 January, 2014

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Exercise improves every single aspect of your life, from your mood, to your sex life; it helps you feel better, with so much more energy, and it even helps you lead a longer life.

The need to do exercise lies in our very human nature, regardless of sex, age, or physical condition.

How can exercise improve your life?

1. It helps you keep your weight in check

The more intense your physical activity is, the more calories you’ll burn, thus avoiding weight gain. If you feel you don’t have time to squeeze in a workout routine, you can try doing those daily activities that demand the most effort from you. For example, take the stairs instead of the elevator.

2. It helps you stay clear of diseases

Staying active is a great way to fend off many diseases, like cardiac conditions and high blood pressure, among others.
Working out increases your HDL cholesterol levels which, in turn, prevents poor blood flow, reduces the risk of developing cardiovascular diseases, type 2 diabetes, cancer and depression.

3. It keeps your spirits up

One hour at the gym or a 30-minute power walk can help you stay a happy camper. When doing exercise, several chemicals are released in your brain, which could make you feel more relaxed and happy. Besides, exercise makes you feel at ease with your body, boosting your self-confidence and self-esteem.

4. It increases your energy

Tired of household chores? Physical activity can improve your muscular strength and your stamina, since it allows your tissues to absorb oxygen and nutrients, leading your heart and lungs to work more efficiently.

5. It helps you get a good night’s sleep

Keep dozing off just about anywhere? Still struggling to sleep a wink at night? Regular physical activity can help you sleep better; just don’t work out shortly before going to bed, since you may feel infused with energy and stimulated.

6. It renews your sex life

Do you usually feel too tired or out of shape to truly enjoy sexual intimacy? Physical activity could inject the energy you need to enjoy your sex life.
It could lead the ladies to be more aroused and men may be less prone to suffer erectile dysfunction.

7. It is really entertaining

Exercise and physical activity can truly make your life more fun, help you spend more time outdoors, connect with friends and family.
You don’t need to go to a gym; you can engage in the activities you like, that make you feel at your best, for example, yoga or dancing classes, or anything you choose to do.
Just try it out; if you feel it’s not suited for you, you can always look for something else.

Recommendations on exercise

You can bet your bottom dollar: exercise will make you feel so much better, physically and emotionally.

I suggest you take 30 minutes a day to do any activity you like; you’ll see how your body, your social life and your sex life take a turn for the better.

Bear in mind that before starting any routine, you must check with your doctor, especially if you have any condition.

Source: Mayo Clinic.
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