7 Reasons you should do sports regularly
by John Harris Fitness
It's no secret that exercise is good for your body, but do you know how good exercise really is for you and your health? Read on and find out!
Want to feel better, have more energy and even add years to your life? Then get moving and exercise. The health benefits of regular exercise and physical activity are hard to ignore. Everyone benefits from exercise, regardless of age, gender or physical ability.
Need more convincing? Then now we have 7 reasons for you to become happier and healthier through exercise.
1. exercise helps to control weight
Exercise not only helps you lose excess kilos, but also helps you maintain your weight. When you exercise, you burn calories. The more intense the activity, the more calories you burn. Regular gym visits are great, but don't worry if you don't have that much time to exercise every day. Make every session count. One session is still better than no session.
To get more exercise into your daily routine, take the stairs instead of the elevator or walk a stop instead of taking the bus. The key word is continuity!
2. exercise fights health problems
Worried about heart disease or high blood pressure? No matter your current weight, being active will increase HDL, the "good" cholesterol, and lower unhealthy triglycerides. This one-two punch keeps blood flowing smoothly, reducing the risk of cardiovascular disease.
Regular exercise helps prevent or manage many health problems, including:
- high blood pressure
- Type 2 diabetes
3. exercise makes you happy
Need a mood booster? Or want to blow off some steam after a busy day? A trip to the gym can help. Physical activity stimulates different parts of the brain that make you happier, more relaxed and less anxious. Why not try it out and see for yourself! You'll see that you feel happier after your next exercise session.
4. exercise increases energy
Regular physical activity makes you stronger and increases your endurance. Exercise provides oxygen and nutrients to your tissues and helps your cardiovascular system work more efficiently. And when your heart and lung health improve, you have more energy to complete daily tasks.
5. exercise promotes better sleep
Do you toss and turn in bed at night and can't fall asleep? Regular physical activity can help you fall asleep faster, sleep better and deepen your sleep. Note: Don't exercise too close to bedtime, though, or you may be too energized to sleep.
7. exercise is fun ... and can be social!
Exercise and physical activity can be fun. They give you a chance to relax, enjoy nature, or just participate in activities that make you happy. Exercise can also help you connect with family or friends in a fun environment.
Take a dance class, go hiking, or join a soccer team. Find a sport you enjoy and just do it. Bored? Try something new or do something with friends.
Exercise and sports are great ways to feel better, increase your health and have fun. Three sessions a week for 45 to 60 minutes each are recommended. But even short sessions like Hiit or Tabata can be very effective. That's because even small amounts of physical activity are helpful.
Need help with your workout? Then attend one of our classes or see one of our trainers!