Exercising is the single best thing you can do for your health and general well being. It makes you feel better and look better. Recent articles in the New England Journal of Medicine and Journal of the American Medical Association both noted the following benefits:
- Heart Health – People who are “usually inactive” run twice the risk of developing heart disease as compared to active counterparts. Failure to exercise increases the risk of obesity, high blood pressure, and hypercholesterolemia.
- Osteoporosis – Aerobics, weight training and other weight bearing exercise is vital to achieving optimal bone strength and avoiding osteoporosis.
- Weight Management – Regular aerobic exercise controls body fat as it burns the calories. Strength training builds the lean muscle tissue that burns calories ten times faster than fat tissue. This is true even is you’re sitting on the sofa.
- Mental And Emotional Health – A mountain of researches links good physical health and to good mental health. The endorphin production stimulated by exercise makes physically fit people feel better, and have a higher self-esteem.
- Exercise improves longevity by 22%, even for individuals who are only moderately active and improves insulin sensitivity for everyone.