The benefits of exercise on your overall health encompass a range of the physical, mental, and emotional. It is, like sleep and nutrition, what I like to call a basic self care habit. Changing any one of these three habits for the better can make a difference. To change them all for the better will noticeably improve your health and life.
The types of exercise that will do you the greatest good will depend on several factors. Your fitness level when you begin, what your health goals are, your fitness goals, your age, and the time you have to devote to it. Don't allow any of these above mentioned factors prevent you from taking charge of your health.
There are many kinds of Exercise Routines for what you want to target. From low to high impact. Weight and strength training. Aerobics and resistance training. Training that uses free weights or other types of appliances.
Last but not least is how easy it is start. A pair of comfortable trainers, shorts, and a tee shirt. Your venue can be your own home, the more social atmosphere of the local gym, or the nearest park if you are a runner.
None the less almost anyone can begin by walking 15 minutes a day and slowly increasing the pace and amount of time over a couple of weeks.
If you are out of shape, ill, or elderly, you should consult with your Doctor before beginning any kind of exercise regimen. He or She will want to steer you in the proper direction and help you to reach your health goals.
Benefits of exercise
- Decreased chronic illness risk
- Reduced cancer risk
- Lowered risk of anxiety and depression
- Boosts mood and feelings of happiness
- Helps with weight loss
- Improves flexibility and balance
- Increases muscle tone and bone density
- Promotes brain health and memory
- Boosts your skin health
- Increased energy level
- Linked to improved sleep and sex life
This is the third and last of the posts to do with your health that I call basic self care. You can find the first post on Sleep HERE and the second post on Nutrition HERE. If you liked this please share or leave a comment.