Fitness Tips

The importance of exercise

Sure, you hear it all the time: Exercise is good for you. Here are 10 reasons why.

  1. Exercise boosts brainpower by increasing energy levels and the amount of serotonin in the brain, which leads to mental clarity.
  2. Moving your body melts mental stress by distracting you from what’s on your mind.
  3. Exercise energizes you by releasing endorphins that make you feel more invigorated all day long.
  4. Fitting it in helps you realize you do need to take care of yourself.
  5. It can build a more positive relationship with a friend, spouse, sibling, child or parent when you exercise together.
  6. Exercise helps your body fight disease, slowing or preventing heart disease, stroke, high blood pressure, high cholesterol, type 2 diabetes, arthritis, osteoporosis and more. It can even help boost your immune function so when you do get sick, you recover faster.  
  7. Workouts strengthen your heart so there’s less plaque build-up and a more efficient blood-pumping system.
  8. Muscle burns more calories than body fat, so the more muscle you have, the higher your resting metabolic rate – and the more calories you burn at rest.
  9. You’ll improve your reaction time, endurance and balance through exercise, no matter what exercise you do.
  10. You’ll be healthier overall and function better in your daily activities.