Health and Beauty
The difference exercise makes
Rough day at the office? Take a walk or head to the gym for a quick workout. One of the most common mental benefits of exercise is stress relief.
Apart from stress relief there are many other benefits of exercising regularly.
Here’s why exercise is beneficial:
Active people tend to sleep better
Good quality sleep helps improve overall wellness and can help reduce stress.
Staying active can reduce the likelihood of developing bone degenerative diseases
Weight bearing exercises such as weight training, walking or running lowers the risk of both osteoporosis and osteoarthritis,
Exercise improves muscle strength
Staying active assists by keeping joints, tendons and ligaments flexible and muscles strong. Strong ligaments and muscles also reduce your risk of joint and lower back pain.
Exercise can help maintain a healthy weight
You may lose weight and look better physically which in turn will boost your self-esteem. It is important to note that you cannot “out-train” a bad diet.
Exercise is good for your heart, increases energy levels and improves brain function.
Regular exercise lowers the risk of developing type 2 diabetes
Exercising regularly helps control blood glucose levels, additionally exercise helps prevent obesity which is a primary factor in the development of type 2 diabetes.
Exercise enhances your immune system
Exercise improves your mood and assists by providing you with an improved sense of well-being.
Exercise stimulates the release of endorphins which make you feel relaxed. This in turn improves your mood and lowers your stress levels.
Exercise can help treat and prevent mental illnesses like depression.
Keeping fit can reduce some of the effects of aging
Book an appointment with personal trainer and wellness coach Michelle Hadlow. tails: 083 743 3663, www.fitnesswithmichelle.co.za