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Exercise and Its Benefits

By on September 7, 2014

shin-splints-exercisesThe major mental benefit of exercise is stress relief. Working up a sweat can help manage physical and mental stress. Exercise also increases concentrations of norepinephrine, a chemical that can moderate the brain’s response to stress.

Physical fitness can boost self-esteem and improve positive self-image on a very basic level. Regardless of weight, size, gender, or age, exercise can quickly elevate a person’s perception of her attractiveness.

It boosts the immune system. Helps protect you from developing certain cancers, including colon and breast cancer and possibly lung and endometrial cancer.

Exercise can help in addiction recovery. Short exercise sessions can also effectively distract drug or alcohol addicts, making them de-prioritize cravings. Working out when on the wagon has other benefits.

Walking is an ideal exercise for many people it doesn’t require any special equipment, can be done any time, any place, and is generally very safe.Regular physical activity helps you sleep better. When you are active during the day, you typically fall asleep easier and stay asleep longer.

Exercise improves Your Mental Health and Mood. You can reduce your risk of heart disease with more physical activity. Regular physical activity can also lower your blood pressure and improve your cholesterol levels.

Regular physical activity can help keep your thinking, learning, and judgment skills sharp as you age. It can also reduce your risk of depression and may help you sleep better. Muscle-strengthening activities can help you increase or maintain your muscle mass and strength.