Exercise

Grab An Exercise Guide – Improve Your Life, And Health, With Exercise

If you’d like to start enjoying the life changing benefits of exercise, grab yourself a workout guide and get started! Here are some great reasons for incorporating exercise into your daily life.

Exercise Is A Great Way To Lose Fat

It’s well known that exercise makes a major contribution to weight loss. Going on a diet is also important but exercise is the real deal breaker. Exercise is what determines whether you lose a few pounds slowly or a lot of pounds rapidly.

The weight gain equation is pretty simple in otherwise healthy people! For most of us, it’s caused by the consumption of excess calories over and above what we require for normal maintenance. These surplus calories are converted to fat and stored in adipose tissue around the body. Notably on the waist, hips and thighs in women and around the belly in men. The solution to losing this fat is simple – start burning more calories than what you’re eating! Either reduce your calorie intake to less than what your body requires for maintenance so it begins converting stored fat into fuel or increase your calorie burning by exercising. Bottom line – you’ll lose more body fat through a combination of attention to diet plus exercise than by diet alone.

Exercise Is A Great Disease Preventative

Exercise plays a significant role in helping to prevent several diseases, notably diabetes, heart disease, some types of cancer and strokes.

Statistics show that 4 in every 5 deaths caused by heart disease can be attributed in part to lack of exercise and stress. It’s also a fact that type 2 diabetes plays a major role in increasing the risk of heart disease and stroke. Type 2 diabetes and obesity go hand in hand. Keeping your weight under control through exercise and diet is an excellent way to avoid developing any of these diseases.

Exercise Helps Improve Or Even Prevent Some Diseases

Embarking on a regular exercise program coupled with paying attention to diet is proven to help improve or even turn around some diseases. Diabetes and heart disease are a couple of examples. Regular exercise reduces blood pressure and lowers triglyceride and LDL levels, reducing your chances of heart disease. Exercise has also been shown to reduce the risk of some types of cancers, including prostate, breast and uterine cancers.

Exercise Improves Your State Of Mind

Exercise bumps up the release of endorphins and serotonin. These ‘feel good’ chemicals help lift depression and make you feel better about yourself and about life in general! Improved serotonin levels are also associated with better sleep.

Exercise Is A Mood Changer And Increases Energy Levels

When you’re fitter and healthier, you feel better about yourself. You have more energy and your frame of mind improves. Life becomes a buzz you can’t wait to meet head on instead of a drag to try and get through each day!

Exercise Helps Improve Productivity

When you have more energy, you’re going to be more productive in general. You’ll find yourself doing more around the house and achieving new productivity goals at work! Meeting your exercise goals daily or even weekly gives you a sense of purpose and commitment. They don’t have to be huge goals – simply deciding to walk the dog daily before work for instance is great exercise and gives you something to aim for each day.

Exercise Enhances Your Social Life

When those pounds start dropping off and your body takes on a trim, well maintained look, the boost to your self-esteem can be huge. Knowing you look good helps you feel more comfortable about going out and socializing. If you’ve joined a gym, you’ll undoubtedly make new friends. There’s a whole network of support and advice out there you can tap into once you’ve taken the first few steps in the road to better health and fitness!

However, none of these benefits will begin to manifest themselves until, or unless, you make the effort to set yourself some fitness and health goals. This is where getting advice from workout guides can help you plan the best types of exercise to suit your weight loss goals.


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