The key to a healthy lifestyle is to exercise daily. However, the figure on a scale shouldn’t be your only reason to exercise. The rewards of daily exercise extend far beyond losing weight or adding muscle tone. Studies show if losing weight is your only goal, you may not be able to stick with your workout regimen for very long. While exercising daily will certainly help you to shed off those extra pounds, there are many other good reasons to exercise daily. Here are 5 reasons you may want start exercising daily:
1. Exercise Provides a Natural High
Can something provide a better high than two margaritas? Yes – Daily Exercise! Endorphins – the feel-good hormones – are released in our body when we exercise. Now here is how it works. When we do something that necessitates a burst of energy, the body releases endorphins. These are the very substances that make us move, make us perform says Dr. Gotlin. When you exercise daily, you end up increasing their levels. It is the release of these hormones that contribute to that euphoric feeling also called “runner’s high”. An excellent way to get that natural high without worrying about any hangover whatsoever.
2. Improved Sleep
Studies suggest that you get great shut-eye when you exercise daily. Engaging in some kind of physical activity not only improves the quality of sleep quality but also increases the duration of sleep. Exercising bolster our sleep in other ways too as it helps ease stress and also tires you out. One thing is for sure, we all know that a good night sleep makes us feel more refreshed and also makes our skin more youthful and beautiful. Now, that alone is enough to get us into our workout gears every day.
3. Your Heart is Going to Thank You
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Did you know on an average of 8.6 million women die worldwide from heart-related complications each year? One study even indicates that some 250,000 deaths annually in the United States are, at least partially, due to the lack of physical exercise. The beneficial effects of exercising on our cardiovascular health and, as a consequence, on the extension of the duration of life are well known. Without any doubt, daily exercise strengthens the heart, which can then pump more blood into the body in a more efficient manner. People who train and exercise regularly have less risk of developing heart-related complications. So ladies here’s one more reason for you to include some form of exercise in your daily regime.
4. Timeless Beauty
The Fountain of Youth isn’t a fountain, it’s exercise. Did you know that daily exercise helps in reducing inflammation and helps regulate stress hormones? It also helps opening up of small blood vessels which deliver vital nutrients to our skin. These nutrients play a key role in helping reduce damage caused by UV rays and also increase the production of collagen which is responsible for keeping our skin fresh and supple. Also, when we exercise, we sweat and sweating helps to cleanse your skin of excess oil and dirt trapped at the surface. No, we certainly cannot stop the clock but we can definitely slow it down.
5. Daily Exercise is Natural Anti-Depressant
It is estimated that one in six women and one in ten men suffer or will suffer depression throughout their lives. Depression is a very common mental disorder and one of the main causes of disability worldwide. Although psychological and pharmacological treatments are effective in many cases, the high prevalence of this disorder and the adverse effects of some antidepressants make it necessary to implement complementary therapies. Daily exercise has proven effective in preventing and treating depression. Among other effects, physical exercise stimulates the production of proteins that repair neurons and increase their proliferation, regulate the levels of serotonin and other neurotransmitters, increase cerebral blood flow and stimulate the release of endorphins and thus you feel better.
Now you know many good reasons to engage in some form of exercise daily. The bottom line is that exercising every day will make you feel happier. All you need to do is to get off the couch and get going!