5 simple things you probably didn’t know about exercise | Health

Health benefits of Exercise

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.

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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.

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A gym session or brisk 30-minute walk can help you relax after a stressful day. Physical activity stimulates various brain chemicals that may leave you feeling happier and more relaxed.
You may also feel better about your appearance and yourself when you exercise regularly, which can boost your confidence and improve your self-esteem.

Finally:

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

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