Are you lazy like me? Sit in front of your computer all day and don’t exercise? So cool! Well no, not really. It kind of sucks because we are making ourselves ill. Sitting all day doesn’t help our body, nor does staring at computer screen most of the time. As a result, we start getting ill, lousy, lazy, crazy, depressed and so on. I can write a whole book but we will keep it short. And to keep it short, I have compiled a list of top 10 reasons to why you should exercise daily. I am sure most of you know, but still. Here goes:
10 Reasons Why You Should Exercise Daily
10. Memory Improvement
Now who doesn’t know about exercising directly linked to improving our memories? To be honest, i didn’t! Do you feel very fresh and more concentrated at your task after a work out? That’s because your brain is getting more oxygen and energy after the workout which, in turn, is boosting your memory. How cool?! So get to exercise people!
9. Intelligence Building
Have you noticed how older people tell you to study after the morning workout? That is because at that point, the memory is well sharp and boosted up and that results in higher intelligence levels. Mental activity, particularly involvement in exercises that require you to respond quickly, also boosts your intelligence and even your ability to carry out activities of daily living.
8. Improve Your Posture
Staying hunched all the time or sitting in weird poses is bound to ruin your posture. That’s where exercising comes in handy. When you exercise, your muscles start contracting and relaxing which means they stay flexible. When you are continuously sitting in same posture, the muscles get rigid and stop working as freely as they should. So start working out and work towards improving your posture!
7. Stay Healthy
Exercise can help you ward off both acute and chronic illness by improving your overall health. You’ll get fewer colds, be less prone to the flu, and avoid the accidents or surgical interventions that can force you to take prolonged absences. All in all, you won’t get absent from work, you will stay fit, people will like you blah blah.. all positive stuff!
6. Lower Anxiety Issues
Do you suffer from anxiety? So do I! What a coincidence! (LOL). Exercise has diverse effects on your levels of anxiety. As the levels of endorphin start rising in your body, your feelings of worry also start to fade away. When you exercise, you also refocus your attention from your daily problems to the workout itself. You can gain a fresh perspective on even the most preoccupying concerns in your life by taking an exercise break. So, take a break and exercise!
5. Helps You Sleep Better
Let’s face it! Some exercises can be tiring (For me they all are tiring, LOL). Exercising before sleeping isn’t advised but exercise during the day can help you sleep better at night. The physical exertion you engage in during the day helps your body’s circadian rhythm keep in tune. Sleeping better at night also improves, in turn, your immune functioning and even lowers your risk for heart disease, diabetes, and cognitive impairment. A win-win for sure!
4. Lowers The Risk Of Arthritis
Arthritis is a very painful disease of bones mostly found in middle aged and older adults, although it can occur at any age. Unlike the other physical benefits of exercise, reducing the chances of arthritis doesn’t depend on heavy duty aerobic activity or even weight training. In fact, you may actually heighten your risk of arthritis if you do too much of the wrong kind of exercise. Running on the pavement, particularly in shoes that aren’t appropriately cushioned, can cause you to be more likely to get arthritis. Instead, you need to engage in stretching and flexibility training through yoga, Tai Chi, or other ways to increase the range of movement of your joints. This will lower your risk of injury through muscle tears or torn ligaments, and in the process protect your joints from damage caused by overuse.
3. Reduces Body Fat
Who doesn’t know this! Every one works out to get slim (excluding me)! Your BMI, or body mass index, provides an approximate measure of your overall metabolic status. To calculate yours, go to the Centers for Disease Control website. Don’t worry if you are obese! The good news is that the more you exercise, the more you are able to work off your body fat because muscle “burns off” more calories, effectively speeding up your metabolism.
2. Maintain Immune System
Your immune system is what protects you from infection and other chemical toxins. The immune system also plays a role in maintaining a healthy response to stress. And guess what, Exercises improve Immune System! Even the short term exercising can help the strengthening and maintenance of your Immune System, which is crucial in maintaining your health in every way possible!
1. Reduces Diabetes type 2 Risk and Blood Pressure
Blood Pressure and Diabetes issues are getting very common these days. The causes of hypertension include the increased plaque in the arteries that builds up from consuming a high-fat diet. Exercise helps reduce your blood pressure, in part, by attacking the plaque in your arteries. As the arteries widen, the blood flows through more freely, and your blood pressure eventually starts to drop. Hypertension also decreases as the result of exercise because your heart, a muscle, is getting a workout. The complications of adult-onset Type 2 diabetes pose a serious risk to your physical well-being. By engaging in regular physical exercise, you improve your body’s ability to metabolize glucose, the key to staving off this disease.
SO what do you think? Do you exercise daily? If so, what kind of exercises do you prefer? Do let us know in comments section below!