When you go to the doctor, he/she advises you to exercise. We all have heard it's "good for you." BUT, what other reasons should you exercise besides it's good for you? Turns out there are 10 very powerful reasons why to exercise.
1. Increased Energy: The right combination of exercise and nutrition creates a hormonal
environment conducive to fat loss increased muscle strength and increased energy.
2. Reduce the Risk of Breast Cancer by up to 60%: Estradiol and progesterone, two ovarian hormones linked to breast cancer tumor production are lowered in the body by exercise.
A woman’s body is most susceptible to these hormones during the time between
ovulation and menstruation. Habitual exercise can actually delay ovulation until
later in the menstrual cycle. This reduces the time she must fight these hormones.
Fat has long been known to be a fat catalyst in the production of estrogen (estradiol).
Regular exercise burns body fat and thus decreases the rate of estrogen production.
3. Increased Self-Esteem: Gaining control of your body size and weight through fitness is an amazing way to increase self-esteem. You look better and more confident which empowers you in everything you do. You will find that the self-discipline required and learned through regular exercise spills over into other areas of your life and you will be better able to make other necessary and desirable changes.
Not all workouts need to be Insane to be effective!
4. Increase Mental Focus: Did you know that the latest research shows that exercise helps keep the brain sharp well into old age? Anything that involves mental acuity (focus and concentration) is improved. You also stand a much better chance of avoiding diseases as Alzheimer’s and senility.
5. Decreased Risk of Heart Attack: By exercising regularly and making positive changes in your diet, you lower your cholesterol and blood pressure and greatly diminish the chances of having a heart attack.
6. Decreased Risk of Osteoporosis: Regular exercise, especially weight-bearing exercise, reduces the risk of osteoporosis and can even reverse it by building bone tissue.
7. Increased Strength and Stamina: Every physical thing you do becomes easier which is
immensely useful in everyday life. If you're tired, it may seem counterproductive to exercise. To add exercise into your day, do it at the time of day you have the most energy. After a few weeks, exercise will become a habit, just like brushing your teeth.
8. Reduces Depression: The production of Endorphins (the feel-good hormones) is increased through exercise. Nothing improves mood and suppresses depression better than those endorphins. Studies show that people with mild to moderate depression don't need anti-depressants if they exercise. Yes, it's easier to take a pill, but pills can have serious side effects.
9. Decreased Stress Levels: The worries and stresses of everyday living (commuting, work demands, conflicts, etc.) can stick with you long after the work day is done. Exercising right after work is the perfect natural therapy that can change your mood. You’ll sleep better too!
10. Decreases high blood sugar. If you are skeptical. Take your blood sugar before and after exercise. Exercise helps put your blood sugar in the normal range and stops your body from storing sugar as fat.