Fitness and exercises play a very important role in our lives. Usually we think that exercises are only needed to improve our health or lose weight. But if you are not overweight and feel healthy, should you exercise? Of course you should exercise, as in addition to health improvement and weight loss, exercising has the following benefits:
Improved mood, relieved stress
Exercises improve our mood and relieve stress we experience in everyday life. Regular physical activity boosts optimism, adds more energy and increases our ability for a better professional performance and communication with other people. Being in a great mood we have positive attitude towards everything what surrounds us, therefore we feel happier and give joy to the people around us.
Choose to do workouts outdoors, enjoy fresh air, sunlight, scents of nature: all this will definitely improve your overall state of mind, you will feel happier and more optimistic.
Regular exercises improve sleep, as workout burns energy and good sleep restores it. Make sure that you do not exercise too late in the evening, as you will have too much energy for a good sleep.
Prevention of certain health problems
Regular exercises enhance our immune system, improve overall health, lower the bad cholesterol, blood pressure thus preventing heart conditions. Regular exercises can even prevent such diseases like cancer, arthritis, diabetes.
Weight loss, increased metabolic rate
While exercising we burn calories and in case the amount of the burned calories exceeds the amount consumed with nutrition, we lose weight. More we exercise, more weigh we lose due to the increased metabolic rate.
Ensure you combine exercising with healthy nutrition in order to keep your weight stable or even decrease it if number of burned calories exceeds number consumed with meals.
Improved self esteem
Exercises allow you to get excellent physical shape, lose weight and keep it stable. You look better, feel better, have more energy and love yourself. Your self esteem is improved, which positively influences your social and personal life.
The list can be much longer, but should we prolong it if the benefits of exercising are obvious.
Remember in order to utilize these benefits, regular exercising is necessary, which needs self discipline. You can stay motivated for physical activity if you find your own way of exercising and enjoy it. For example you can go swimming, run with a friend in the park, sign up for a gym to use professional fitness equipment, go for a bike riding or join dance club. Vary your physical activities not to get bored and get benefits from exercising for the different areas of your body.