Why does exercise matter?

Over the decades researches have shown that the positive effects of exercising can be substantial.  Effects like improved heart and lungs function, flexibility and balance for example. It also reduces risk of cancer, high blood pressure, heart disease, osteoporosis and more.

Our bodies were meant to move. We had to use our bodies for hunting and running from predators and so on. A strong, flexible and fast body was necessary to survive early on. Today we are not using our body like our ancestors used to do. In fact most of us are sitting on our buttock 8 hours a day 5 days a week.

What happens when we don´t use our bodies? Well our muscles will become weak and flabby, our joints will get stiff and our hearts and lungs won´t function efficiently. It really proves the phrase use it or lose it right.

By exercising we will gain physical fitness and a good health. It can also improve our appearance and help us to stay young a bit longer. In fact it will improve our quality of life.

Cardio can strengthen your heart and lungs and by that reduced risk of heart disease and sometimes cancer.

Stretching is good for posture, improves balance and can reduce the risk of future injury and pain.

Weightlifting does increase both strength and endurance. Resistance training like weightlifting does develops both muscles and bones. It also reduces the risk of osteoporosis.

Exercising is also good for mental health. It can help us to reduce stress, depression and anxiety.

 

 

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