The importance of movement for your physical/mental health

Being active and practicing regular physical movement is an essential way to improve your health and quality of life.

In the moment, conquering a workout can feel impossible and challenging, and although there are many reasons why you may dislike exercising, there are even more reasons why you should love it and what it can do for your body.

Physical benefits of exercise Being consistently physically active is a key way to control weight loss. Exercising also results in better sleep and improves your ability to do everyday activities. Not only does working out make you look and feel better, but health experts regularly claim that physical activity can help combat various health conditions such as heart disease, diabetes, high cholesterol and obesity. Aerobic exercise helps build stronger lungs and strength training allows individuals to build muscle and promotes healthy joints which help preserve mobility as you age.

Mental benefits of exercise

Exercising has countless benefits on your mental health as well and will help you be in a healthier state of mind. Have you ever been in a bad mood before a workout and then after you feel energized and happier? This is because when you workout, your body releases a chemical called endorphins that trigger a positive feeling of euphoria and help lower the feeling of stress, anxiety and depression. Whether it’s 30 minutes of activity, or five minutes of activity, exercise is scientifically proven to stimulate brain activity and naturally energize you.

It’s important to know that doing some activity is better than nothing- only a few minutes of moderate intensity exercise can still reap positive health benefits. Making simple changes to your everyday life can ensure you are getting some activity in and can help you have a more healthy lifestyle.

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