In general we need 60-150 minutes of physical exercise for people aged 6-65 years.
In fact, being active for 15-30 minutes every day by walking, brisk walking,running, dancing, and strength training can help you live longer and look younger. Don’t believe it? Give this post a read to know the benefits of physical exercise and why we recommend it.
It is not breaking news that cardiovascular disease is one of the leading causes of death. And that’s unfortunate. According to the American Heart Association, by 2030, the prevalence of cardiovascular diseases is going to increase by 9.9%. But scientists from around the globe agree that the mortality rate due to CVD can be reduced by regular exercising.
The health of your muscles and bones is very important. As you start aging, typically after 30 years, you start losing muscle mass and bone density. And that’s the reason many women above 30 suffer from loose skin, joint pain, and osteoporosis. Research reveals that strength training improves the mineral density of the bones, thereby protecting you from osteoporosis. In fact, strength training also helps improve muscle mass, muscle power, and muscle endurance.
If you are stressed, you should exercise. Stress not only hampers your sleep at night but also impairs your physiological functions. It also leads to excess accumulation of toxins in the body, which, in turn, leads to other diseases. Physical activity is highly beneficial in reducing stress. Whenever you feel stressed out, take a walk or run, and you will soon see a change in your mood
According to a study published in Oxidative Medicine and Cellular Longevity, regular physical activity modifies the gut microflora. This helps improve immune function and digestion and positively influences mucosal homeostasis. As a result, your digestion and bowel movement will improve, leading to weight loss and better health.
Both brain function and memory are influenced by physical exercise. American scientists confirm that aerobic exercise can help prevent age-related brain tissue loss, improve attention span, and enhance the ability to process information quickly. A study published in the American Journal of Health Promotion showed that physical activity helped improve memory function in young and middle-aged adults.
Exercising sure has some good effects on sleep. It is the best day-time activity that induces good quality sleep. When you sleep, your muscles, bones, and brain get rejuvenated, which allows you to make better decisions the next day. Exercise is the best, safest, and cheapest treatment for insomnia
Feeling fatigued and low in energy all the time is the most common problem that we face today. The reasons may range from being overworked to leading a sedentary life. But the only medicine that you can have is regular exercise. Scientists agree that regular exercise has a positive effect on energy levels. In fact, based on my personal experience, physical activity helps improve productivity as well. So, if you are feeling low, you should probably go for a run.
Just like healthy flirting is good for the heart, exercising is good for better sexual intimacy. And this is not only for perfectly healthy individuals but also for women suffering from depression and multiple sclerosis, couples dealing with prostate cancer, and men who have erectile dysfunction. Exercising helps improve mood and boosts stamina and heart function. Practice cardio and strength training on alternate days and do yoga every day.
Whether you are 7 or 70, exercising or being physically active improves your confidence, self-esteem, and self-worth It stimulates positive energy in your body and has amazing physical and mental health benefits. As mentioned before, exercise helps with depression, stress, obesity, and various health issues – the major reasons for an individual’s low self-worth and confidence.
Your skin is the largest organ, and while it protects the internal organs from the external environment, it can also be prone to microbial infections and other skin diseases. Since aerobic exercise makes you sweat, a lot of the microbes on the surface of the skin get washed away. It also improves blood circulation, giving your skin the perfect glow and warmth.