Exercise can be defined as any physical activity which causes voluntary contraction of muscles of body and movement . Exercising consumes some amount of energy from our bodies which can be called as burning calories.
These physical activities can be jogging , swimming , dancing , Zumba, weightlifting etc .
Being active has many benefits , physically as well as mentally.
Sharing Some Of These Benefits :-
Promotes Weight Loss:
Exercising reduces the chances of obesity and promotes weight loss as it helps in burning calories. Exercising helps to improve BMR (this determines the calories that our body needs when we are at rest i.e not performing an exercise as such ) which helps in loosing weight and maintain your present weight .
Limits Health Risks:
Due to our sedentary lifestyle , we are more likely to develop health risks such as cardiovascular disease , respiratory problems etc, exercising regularly has been proven to prevent such diseases .
Some Of These Health Benefits Of Exercising Regularly Are:
It reduces the risk of heart attack
Have a lower blood cholesterol level
Lowers the risk of type 2 diabetes and cancer
Lowers the blood pressure
Lowers the risks of developing osteoporosis
Elevates energy levels
As per the recommendations and getting at least 150 minutes a week of moderate-intensity aerobic activity can put you at a lower risk for these diseases. You can reduce your risk even further with more physical activity. Regular physical activity can also lower your blood pressure and improve your cholesterol levels.
Exercising regularly also improves the quality of our life .
Impact on bones and muscles:
Bones, joint and muscles they provide our body with support and strength , due to these tissues we are able to move therefore it is crucial to keep our bones and muscles healthy
As we age , our bone density decreases and we lose some muscle mass due to inactivity therefore hampering movement , and experience problems like arthritis, rheumatoid arthritis and body pain.
Build strong, healthy muscles. Muscle-strengthening activities helps to increase or maintain muscle mass and strength. This is important for older adults who experience reduced muscle mass and muscle strength with aging.
Improves Mental Health:
Exercise has shown significant results in helping people cope with depression and anxiety . It promotes all kinds of changes in the brain, including neural growth, reduced inflammation, and new activity patterns that promote feelings of calm and well-being. It also releases endorphins and serotonin , powerful chemicals in your brain that energize your spirits and make you feel good. As well as releasing endorphins in the brain, physical activity helps to relax the muscles and relieve tension in the body. Since the body and mind are so closely linked, when your body feels better so, too, will your mind.