When I ask people the question – “Why do you train?” The reply mostly is “It makes me feel better”. Here are some other benefits. Exercise can lead to a happier, healthier you.
1. Exercise controls weight
Exercise can help prevent excess weight gain or help maintain weight loss. When you engage in physical activity, you burn calories. The more intense the activity, the more calories you burn. Consistency is key.
2. Exercise combats health conditions and disease
Regular exercise helps prevent or manage a wide range of health problems including stroke, type 2 diabetes, depression, cancers, arthritis and falls
3. Exercise improves mood
Physical activity stimulates various brain chemicals that may leave you feeling happier and more relaxed.
4. Exercise boosts energy
Regular physical activity can improve your muscle strength and boost your endurance. Exercise delivers oxygen and nutrients to your tissues and helps your cardiovascular system work more efficiently.
5. Exercise promotes better sleep
Regular physical activity can help you fall asleep faster and deepen your sleep.