Working out – not a surprise – is good for your health. But aside from this obvious fact, why is working out good for you anyway? Let us enumerate in detail the benefits of working out.
1. Increases energy and endurance. You know how energetic kids and young adults are. The reason is of course their youth and also the physical activities they perform every day. As you pile up years in your life, you still have to find ways to maintain your strength and energy. You do this by working out. Working out consistently will give you prolonged boost of energy.
2. Slows aging process. People after the age of 30 lose 10% of their aerobic capacity every year. You can counter this with regular work out. Working out also improves skin and muscle tone as well as reduces the risk of age-related diseases.
3. Helps you sleep better. Recent studies have confirmed the common knowledge that working out improves sleep pattern. A moderate to vigorous 20- to 30-minute workout 3-4 times a week will help you sleep better. Working out also helps you sleep more easily and increases the amount of time in deep sleep. Just make sure that you perform your work out in the morning or afternoon and not before you go to bed and you may find yourself too energized to go to sleep.
4. Helps you stay fit. One of the main reasons why many people work out is to stay in shape. Physical activity burns calories and stored fat, keeping you healthy.
5. Boosts your immune system. Your immune system depends on your overall health. Working out helps you maintain good health and in turn, strengthens and improves your immune system, keeping your from acquiring infectious diseases. For aging men, a regular cardio workouts (jogging, cycling or walking) can partly offset the decline of your immune system.
6. Improves confidence. Admit it, you don’t feel better about yourself if you have a bulging beer belly and you spend the whole day on a couch eating potato chips. If you are out of shape, you are less likely to adore your image, but if you work out regularly with muscles toned, you have nothing to be ashamed of even if you are not wearing a shirt.
7. Reduces the risk of many diseases. People who work out regularly have lower the risk of serious diseases such as heart disease, diabetes, high cholesterol, high blood pressure, breast cancer, colon cancer, obesity, heart attack, stroke and arthritis. If you want to live longer and live a quality life, work out regularly.
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