There is hardly anything that can provide you with more satisfaction and relaxation than exercising. It is vital for our health for obvious reasons. People who begin to train don’t stop as they like the sweat and the soreness, a sign of progress and strength. Seeing our body healthy and in good shape only makes us want to do it more and more.
And if still, you’re wondering, “Why should I exercise?” here are 15 benefits of exercising in a routine.
1. Good Health
One of the most common and manifest reasons to exercise is: it helps us maintain good health. We all want to live a healthy and cheerful life free of pain and ailments. Fortunately, this can be achieved by exercise.
2. Lower Risk Of Disease
People who work out in a routine are less likely to face any disease as their immune systems are more robust. It is a scientifically proven and acknowledged fact that exercising regularly and in a routine leads to a stronger immune system than those who lead sedentary lifestyles or exercise sporadically.
3. Good Mood
Exercising helps in keeping us jolly and ensures a great mood as it avoids anger issues. When we train our body, it reduces blood pressure and hence, there is not much chance of an angry outburst.
(Note that too much exercise can bring opposite results, and the chances of outburst can increase. So, listen to your body and do not strain yourself.)
4. Proper Energy Usage
Instead of wasting your energy on useless things like scrolling through your phone all day, one should exercise as it will put your energy into something productive. While scrolling through your phone will leave you with a headache, exercising will rejuvenate your mind and keep you active!
5. More Confidence
The more often we exercise, the closer our body comes to being fit and strong. As a result, we build more confidence which will, in turn, help us in everyday activities, keeping us sharp and strong to hustle and get to the grind.
6. Increased Life Expectancy
As discussed earlier, exercising reduces the chances of falling ill. This is a significant advantage as the more active and healthy our body is the higher our life expectancy. Exercise will ensure not just a longer but also a healthier life.
7. Stronger Bones
When we exercise, movement and force applied to our body strengthen our bones as they become denser. With exercise comes the need for proper nutrition. An adequate supply of calcium also provides a significant advantage and strength to our bones.
8. Maintains Mobility
When we stretch while exercising, it provides flexibility and mobility to our major joints like the ankle joint, the neck joint and the shoulder joints. Also, mobility is essential as weak and stiff joints are more likely to face fractures or sprains.
9. Helps With Depression, Stress Or Anxiety
Several chemicals are produced in our body while we are working out. This includes the release of the feel-good endorphins that provide us with the feeling of well-being. As a result, those struggling with depression, stress or anxiety feel relief.
Sweat production while exercising is a sign of good health. When we sweat, it helps in having a good sleep and maintaining a healthy weight. So, sweaty clothes during/after the workout is a good sign of excellent health. However, since every body is different, and you are a person who doesn’t generally sweat too much, it doesn’t mean you are unhealthy.
11. Sharper Mind
Exercising helps to maintain proper coordination among our different body parts. Also, as mentioned above, it helps in sound sleep and in elevating our mood. All of this contributes towards a more active and sharp mind.
12. Proper Oxygen Supply
While working out, the amount of oxygen intake is increased. As a result, there is more blood supply in our body. This increased blood supply impacts our vital organs like the heart positively, as they become stronger and healthier.
13. Lower Risk Of Chronic Disease
There are many harmful chronic diseases that no one wants to develop and deal with. Working out can help reduce the chances of being trapped in such conditions. The thing to be noted here is that there are different and specific exercises that provide particular advantages. For example, aerobic exercise is said to prevent heart diseases.
14. Proper Detoxification
When we exercise, our kidney and liver work efficiently to keep our body clean due to the proper and increased blood supply. Thus, the body gets rid of harmful waste products. Also, some amounts of wastes are removed with the sweat. As a result, there is proper detoxification of our body.
15. Crossing Our Limits
As we exercise regularly and follow a routine, we progress to more challenging and productive exercises. This provides our brain with the message that practising more and more brings us one step closer to perfection. So, we know more about the level we can reach by practising more and more. This progress has a positive impact on our mind.
‘Exercise’ is a word with countless benefits. Our body demands only one to two hours of workout to be in its best shape. Exercising in a routine keeps our body consistently healthy and our mind in a better state. So tie your laces, pull up your socks, figure out a routine that works best for you and stick to it!