Why Regular Exercise is Important
In today’s society many people find reasons or rather excuses why they can’t exercise. The number one reason that I hear is that they do not have the time. I agree that it can be difficult to take time out of your busy schedule to work-out, but the key is to make exercise a priority. Most of us have at least 30 minutes a day that we can actually spare to exercise, so why not start now at making exercise a habit at least 5 days a week? Regular exercise is one of the most important things that you can do to achieve optimal health.
Many people think that people only exercise for weight control. However, this is a big misconception. Yes, exercise can help people to manage their weight, but diet plays a much bigger role in weight-loss than exercise. One of the biggest reasons why I believe that everyone should exercise is that a “body in motion stays in motion.” If you do not use your body then your muscles will become weak and flabby, and your joints will become stiff and injured.
Exercise is also important for your health for a number of other reasons. Regular exercise reduces the risk of certain diseases such as heart disease, high blood pressure, cancer, osteoporosis, depression, and Type 2 diabetes just to name a few.
Exercise helps to improve stamina, flexibility, and strengthen/tones your muscles. Aerobic exercise such as walking or riding a bike, are two great activities for increasing one’s stamina. Lifting weights and other forms of resistance training are great for toning and firming your muscles, and will also help improve your posture ☺ You will not only look better with toning and aerobic exercises, but you will feel better too! Stretching exercise such as yoga is also important for your posture. Regular stretching will enhance one’s flexibility, so that you can bend and twist without injuring your joints and muscles.
Regular exercise also helps increase one’s overall well-being, by reducing stress, boosting your energy levels, aiding you to sleep better, and lifting your mood.
If you are a beginner, then you should start off slow to prevent injury. Many people start off by doing too much, and then they are too sore to work out again after just one day at the gym! If you would like some help or guidance getting started on a work out routine, please do no hesitate to ask one of the chiropractors at Eagle Chiropractic about a realistic exercise program for you. Remember that it is never too late in life to get started…