Benefits of Exercise
Everyone knows that exercise is good for them. The question is how good? Exercise can work wonders to improve many aspects of one’s life. Regardless of one’s age, sex or physical ability the benefits show. Getting exercise regularly can have a copious amount of positive effects on the mind and body. Regular fitness can help with weight management, promote deeper sleep, positive mood, self-esteem, higher energy levels, better sex-life, and, last but not least, it is a fun part of one’s day.
The biggest reason most work out is for weight management. People simply work out to see their body transform into how they want to look. Exercise burns calories, it’s that simple. The more intense the activity, the more calories burned, the easier it is to control one’s weight. In simple terms, some one who wants to lose weight needs to burn more calories than they consume. To maintain weight, one should keep an even caloric intake/burn ratio. Finally, one who wants to gain should consume more calories than he/she burns.
Along with weight management, keeping a healthy weight will reduce the risk of some disease. Type 2 diabetes and high blood pressure are two diseases that have a close link with a person’s weight. These diseases used to be found mostly in adults but are becoming more common in teens. Exercise can help lower blood sugar levels on it’s own without weight loss. This occurs because a persons muscle will react better to insulin therefore absorbing more glucose form the blood. "Exercising is the most underused treatment and it's so, so powerful," said Sharon Movsas, RD, a diabetes nutrition specialist at the Clinical Diabetes Center at Montefiore Medical Center in New York City. In addition, blood pressure can be lowered as well as cholesterol which is a direct link to heart disease. Physical activity raises high-density lipoprotein cholesterol, otherwise known as the good cholesterol, and decreases triglycerides. This keeps the blood flow...
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