There are a plethora of benefits to remaining active and exercising daily. No matter how you exercise, there are a variety of reasons why you should exercise every day. Today, we are exploring 4 reasons why you should incorporate exercise into your daily routine.
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Exercising and staying active boosts your high-density lipoprotein (HDL) cholesterol, which is your “good” cholesterol.
According to The Mayo Clinic, “high-density lipoprotein (HDL) cholesterol is known as the “good” cholesterol because it helps remove other forms of cholesterol from your bloodstream. Higher levels of HDL cholesterol are associated with a lower risk of heart disease.”
Whether you prefer cardio or strength workouts, working out can help improve your mood. Working out may help increase your endorphins, which are known to decrease stress.
In addition to endorphins, working out can stimulate a variety of brain chemicals which could help you feel more relaxed and happier. Working out is also a great way to feel better about yourself, and boost your self-esteem and confidence.
Just like exercise can boost your mood, it can also help relieve stress as mentioned. Exercise simulates the effects of stress such as your flight or fight response. Working out can help your body practice working through those effects.
It’s also a time of moving meditation. No matter how you work out, your body is working to help protect itself from the negative effects of stress.
Even a simple 30-minute daily walk can help relieve stress from your day-to-day life.
Did you know exercise can boost your energy? If you feel like you’re lagging some days or a bit more winded in your day-to-day tasks, exercise can boost your endurance and muscle strength.
We typically reach peak bone and muscle mass in our 30’s and begin to slowly lose it in our 40’s. Working out and incorporating proper nutrition can help keep your bones and muscles healthy, as well as your heart and lungs. Staying strong ensures you feel less winded and can accomplish more in your day-to-day life.