What exactly can we get from doing a regular exercise? According to William Haskell, a medical professor at Stanford University, people who engaged in exercise live three to seven years older than couch potatoes. It does not only give you a good looking body, but also a “feeling good” mind! That is such a great benefit!
The experts would advise that young adults should get an hour or more of moderate to vigorous physical activity each day. Here are some of the reasons:
Exercising can make you look better. People who exercise burn more calories and look leaner and toner than those who do not. The truth is, exercise is exactly one of the most important strategies of keeping your body at a healthy weight for your age and height.
Exercise is exactly a healthy way to help people reduce weight and lower the risk of some illnesses. Exercising to maintain a healthy weight decreases a person’s risk of developing certain diseases, including Diabetes Mellitus Type II and hypertension or high blood pressure. These diseases, which used to be found mostly in adults, are becoming more common in this generation.
Exercise is good for every part of the body, including the mind. Exercising stimulates the body to produce endorphins, chemicals that can help a person to feel more peaceful and joyful. Exercise can even help some people sleep better. It can also help some people who have mild depression and low self esteem. Plus, exercise can give people a real sense of accomplishment and pride at having achieved a certain goal – like beating an old time in the 100-meter swim.
Exercise can help a person age well. This may not seem significant now, but your body will thank you when you are already old. Women are especially prone to a condition called osteoporosis (a weakening / brittling of the bones) as they get older. Studies have found that weight bearing exercise, like running, jumping, or brisk walking, can help girls, and guys as well, keep their bones strong.
Well, somehow, we couldn’t blame the lifestyle of many, especially the office workers and those whose walking distance is only from their car to the elevator. Can’t we help this? If we continue the trend and not doing anything to stretch our arms and fold our legs, we couldn’t blame anyone if we have those above mentioned consequences at our old age.
Exercising is an investment for your future. You want to profit on it? You have to work hard for it! This is exactly what you need to do, weather you are 18 or 64. Invest for a healthy future, invest for a wealthy future!
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