Most people want to lose weight but
feel they don’t have the time, money or effort to put into a regular exercise
routine. The fact of the matter is that exercise should be included in
everyone’s daily routine. Becoming healthier and more fit has so many benefits
on the body that there should be no excuse not to exercise. Exercise and diet
are the cornerstones of becoming healthy. Health is the level of functionality
and metabolic efficiency in the body. Therefore all of the body’s cells,
tissues and organs and bodily functions are impacted by the amount or lack of
exercise and nutrition we receive on a daily basis.
More and more people are going to
the doctor with health issues. That’s why the health field is the number one
sustainable market in the world. However, if everyone ate proper nutrition and
exercised regularly there wouldn’t be such as demand on health services.
Unhealthy eating habits and the lack of physical activity causes many of the
chronic diseases that people suffer with. Our lives are so fast pace that it
gives us no time to exercise and we eat on the run at fast food joints. Over
time the lack of exercise allows our muscles to atrophy, decreases the
oxygenation in the blood and raises our blood pressure. Fatty, unhealthy foods
leave our system deficient of essential vitamins and minerals, allow fatty
acids to build up in our arteries and ultimately puts us at risk for heart
disease and cardiovascular disease.
This is just one area that becoming
healthier and more fit can greatly impact your life. Low back pain is one of
the most rapidly growing problems due to obesity, immobility, and lack of
nutrition. As you began to exercise on a regular basis even if its 20-30
minutes a day you lower your risk for a whole slew of diseases. Aches and pains
go away and just living becomes easier. You lose weight, your energy increases
and your overall mood improves. Every time you exercise you lower your blood
pressure and reduce your resting heart rate. Exercise increases your lung
function so your body and brain absorb more oxygen. This means your heart and
lungs are working more efficiently to pump blood, oxygen and nutrients
throughout the body. Exercise reduces the plaque that builds up on the inside
of our arteries. The risk for diabetes, osteoporosis and cancer all diminish as
muscles, bones become stronger and you lose more weight.
Exercise improves your mood, boosts
your energy, and promotes more restful sleep. Excess weight can cause a stress
on the heart, and nervous system making them work harder than they normally
work. Additionally, excess weight can cause feelings of self-consciousness, low
self-esteem and depression. When you exercise your brain releases a chemical
called endorphins that make us feel better, happier and more relaxed. Exercises
calms stress, releases excess pent up energy, aggression and stress, leaving
the body and you more happy, calm and relaxed. When we exercise the circulation
in the body increases delivering more oxygen and nutrient throughout the
tissues in the body. The body doesn’t have to work as hard leaving more energy
for you to do the things you want to do. After exercise the body is physically
exhausted. Although, we have more energy immediately after exercise due to the
increased endorphins and circulation, the body is tired allowing you to fall
asleep more easily. Additionally by exercising you can get more peaceful and
deeper sleep. The body requires sleep to reboot the brain, which improves
concentration, productivity and mood.
As weight begins to fall off, you
feel more energized and your self-confidence will begin to rise. You feel
better and look better simultaneously.
This will not only increase your sex drive but it will improve your sex
life. Weight tends to be one of the factors that causes decreased sex drive and
sex life. However, exercise enhances arousal in women and decreases sexual
dysfunction in men.
Lastly when you exercise you burn
calories that helps you lose weight, which is what most people want. However
when you exercise you increase your stamina, strength, and ability to function.
As you lose weight your body fat decreases which vastly improves your life
expectancy. A stronger, slimmer, and fitter body gives you confidence that you
may not have had before. Overall a healthier and fitter person is the ultimate
goal and everyone should want that!