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Article Home Diet and Fitness Benefits of exercises

Benefits of exercises

Exercises is any type of physical exertion we perform in an effort to improve our health, shape our bodies and boost performance.

Benefits of exercises

  • Improve health and well being.
  • Lose weight.
  • Reduce stress.
  • Relieve symptoms of depression and anxiety.
  • Reduce the risk of heart disease and certain cancers.
  • Boost the mood.
  • Gives more energy.
  • Help to sleep better.
  • Increase the bone density.
  • Strengthen the heart and lungs.
  • Improve the quality of life.
  • Exercises reduce the risk of developing certain disease like heart diseases, diabetes, high blood pressure, osteoporosis.
  • Keep joints, tendons, ligaments flexible and easier to move..
  • Reduce the effects of aging.
  • Exercises improve the mood and it releases a chemical substance called endorphins which gives feeling of well-being.
  • Exercises reduce the risk of developing many bone and joint disease and disorders of sleep like sleep apnea
  • It helps in enhancing creativity and imagination. It improves mental vigor.
  • It increases the insulin sensitivity and prevent development of diabetes.
  • It increases energy and endurance.
  • It improves the functioning of the immune system.
  • It increases the blood and oxygen circulation to the vital organs.
  • It reduces the risk of premature death.
  • It reduces total cholesterol and triglycerides in the body and increases the metabolism of the body.
  • It helps to reduce fat and improves muscle building.
  • It increases muscle strength and bone density.
  • It prevents obesity.
  • It helps to restore postural alignment.
  • It increases neuromuscular coordination.
  • Helps in relief from back pain and joint stress.
  • It helps in toning of body and to increase lean muscle mass.
  • Improves strength, flexibility and balance.
  • It creates stronger and more flexible spine.
  • It increased range of motion of joints.
  • Pelvic floor muscle exercises increases strength of pelvic muscles, reduces urinary incontinence and leaking of urine and increases the pleasure with sexual activity.
  • It helps to eliminate varicose veins.
  • Helps to prevent arthritis.

Benefits of exercising during pregnancy

  • Exercising on a daily basis (stretching and moving) calms your mind and boosts your energy level.
  • If you are already into a regular routine of exercising it will be very easy for you to lose your pregnancy weight.
  • Some exercises promote flexibility and strength. These can prevent or reduce muscle aches, back pain and other complaints of pregnancy.
  • Feeling fit and fine helps improve yourself image and positive mental attitude