5 simple things you probably didn’t know about exercise | Health
Exercise is what you need if you want to feel better, have more energy, better sex life and even add years to your life. Many Indians, espcially urban Punjabis, tend to ignore regular exercise and physical activity. Everyone benefits from exercise, regardless of age, sex or physical ability.
Still need more convincing to get moving? Check out these five ways exercise can lead to a happier, healthier you.
1. Exercise gives you more than it takes
Exercising regularly releases more endorphins into your system, a chemical that makes you feel stress-free and a lot happier!
Also, the more stamina you gain, the easier it is for you to complete tiring tasks. Even if exercise might tire you in the beginning, in truth it actually makes you a lot more energised.
2. Even the smallest of things can make a difference
Walked your kids to the park? Went to the grocery store instead of ordering? It makes a difference. Studies say that even a 10 minute walk everyday can make a huge impact in your life. So choose wisely.
3. Exercise controls weight
Exercise can help prevent excess weight gain or help maintain weight loss. When you engage in physical activity, you burn calories. The more intense the activity, the more calories you burn.
4. Exercise lifts mood
5. Exercise improves your sex life
Do you feel too tired or too out of shape to enjoy physical intimacy? Regular physical activity can improve energy levels and physical appearance, which may boost your sex life. And men who exercise regularly are less likely to have problems with erectile dysfunction.
So, Exercise and physical activity are a great way to feel better, boost your health and have fun. Aim for at least 2 hours per week of moderate-high intensity exercise.
Remember to check with your doctor before starting a new exercise program, especially if you haven’t exercised for a long time, have chronic health problems, such as heart disease, diabetes or arthritis, or you have any concerns.
Source: Affimity, Mayo Clinic