A sound mind lives in a sound body. This proverb proves the importance of physical and mental fitness. Regular Exercise profoundly plays a vital role in maintaining your physique and mental health. Regular exercise can improve your physical fitness and keep your heart, lungs, and circulatory system healthy and active. It also makes you energetic and free from many diseases and other mental ailments. Physical fitness does not care for age and thus it is applicable for all age groups. How regular exercise is responsible for your quality fitness?
Responsible for Healthy Muscles and Strong Bones
You can get a healthy muscle and strong bone i.e. proper agility, flexibility, less stiffed, etc. by regular exercise. Regular exercise is equally important for children and older people to attain healthy muscle and strong bones. Regular exercise releases hormones to grow muscles and reduce breakdown and help in building bone density, when you are younger, for strong bones, and thus helps in preventing bone breakdown when you age. Exercise depends on age. Not all exercises are meant for everyone, type of exercise depends on body type, body mass, body structure, fitness goal, and other such. Exercises like cardio, push-ups, pull-ups, skipping, planks, sit-ups, etc. are some of the common exercises which can be practiced by everyone. But exercises like weightlifting, squats, bench press, overhead press, etc. should be practiced under the proper guidance of your fitness trainer.
Responsible for weight loss/control
To lose weight, you have to burn more calories and fats than you consume. This means for weight loss you need to pay equal attention to regular exercise and necessary diet. Reduced calorie intake will lower your metabolic rate, and thus resulting in a delay in weight loss but regular exercise will increase your metabolic rate resulting in your weight loss. For example, if you are jogging for 40 minutes a day you are reducing around 400 calories, but a cup of coffee and some fries are sufficient to give you 400 calories. To control your weight, start taking a healthy diet along with regular exercises like jogging, swimming, cycling, and other such.
Responsible for Making You Jovial
Regular exercise can improve your mood and decrease your feelings of sadness, depression, anxiety, and stress and makes you happy. It decreases stress hormones, and makes you calmer and energetic. A research done by Harvard T.N Chan School of Public Health has found that running for 15 minutes daily reduces the risk of major depression by 26%. Further, exercise is also responsible for producing endorphins and enkephalins, the body’s feel-good hormones results in you in producing positive feelings and reduces the perception of pain. Regular exercise increases blood supply to all body parts including brain cells improves neuronal health by proper delivery of oxygen and nutrients.
Importantly, it promotes all kinds of changes in the brain including all kinds of neural growth, inflammation reduction promoting well-being. It also produces serotonin, a chemical and neurotransmitter, responsible for regulating mood, memory, social behavior, sound sleep, sexual desire, and other such functions.
Responsible for Improving Sex Life
Regular exercise improves blood circulation throughout the body, strengthens the cardiovascular system, increases flexibility and muscle toning, and all resulting in improving your sex life. It increases the level of testosterone and high libido which boosts sex drive in both genders. Regular exercise increases strength, flexibility, and stamina result you are more likely to feel sexually desirable. In men, it appears to be like a natural Viagra as it is associated with a lower risk of erectile dysfunction. According to a study on middle-aged men and women are assigned to participate in vigorous exercises including cardio, aerobics, some weight lifting and other such programs for nine months proclaimed improved sexual desire and sexual function, more frequent sexual activity, and greater satisfaction than the sedentary individuals.
Responsible for Healthy Skin
Regular exercise speeds up blood circulation. It carries oxygen and nutrients to the cells and cleans up the waste material from pores by sweating, promotes collagen production and new skin cells which makes skin healthy and soft. Aerobic exercise makes you sweat more and thus removes toxins from the skin through perspiration. Interestingly, regular exercise promotes acne prevention, anti-aging, wrinkled free skin, and soft and glowing skin.