Wednesday, July 23, 2008

14 Benefits of Exercise and Why You Should Get of Your Butt Now

(Health & Fitness), The Benefits of exercise can never be under or over estimated. Learn about 14 benefits of daily exercise for a happy and healthy lifestyle.

14 Ways You Benefit From Exercise

1. Exercise helps increase metabolism, which helps you lose weight faster.

2. Exercise is essential to physical and emotional well-being.

3. Exercise is important to keep both your body and mind "in shape".
4. Exercise also helps to regulate the amount of insulin released into the bloodstream.

5. Exercise can also help control other problems, such as: Sleep apnea, moodiness, stress, decreased energy, cardiovascular disease, high cholesterol and others.

6. Exercise burn calories, but you must be cautious not to assume it burns so many that you can abandon careful eating habits.

7. Exercises are prescribed in clinical settings to help treat nervous tension. Exercise can make you feel better about yourself.

8. Exercise helps control weight, lower blood pressure, decrease harmful LDL cholesterol and triglycerides, raise healthy HDL cholesterol, strengthen muscles and bones, reduce anxiety, and improve your general well-being.

9. Exercise helps keep the body in good shape.

10. Exercise helps keep blood fat levels normal.

11. Exercise helps the body become more sensitive to insulin.

12. Exercise helps normal blood flow to the feet.

13. Exercise helps keep your child's blood sugar under control.

14. Exercise should be part of the normal routine.

We forget the heart is a muscle and that it needs exercise just as other muscles do to remain efficient and strong. Regular exercise is necessary for physical fitness and good health and helps prevent diseases and sickness in our bodies.

Walking is one of the best and easiest exercises and is a great way to get started. If you don’t do anything else at least get of your butt and walk for a minimum of 30 minuets every other day. You may want to keep track of how many miles you walk with a pedometer. Create a journal and make notes of the miles you walk each month. This will help keep you motivated and exercising.

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