IMPORTANCE OF EXERCISE:
We all know that exercise is important in our daily lives, but we may not know why or what exercise can do for us.
The Benefits of Exercise:
There are many benefits of exercises,which are given below:
1)Exercise increases energy levels
2)Exercise improves both the strength and the efficiency of your cardiovascular system to get the oxygen and nutrients to your muscles.
3)Exercise improves muscle strength
Staying active keeps muscles strong and joints, tendons and ligaments flexible, allowing you to move more easily and avoid injury. Strong muscles and ligaments reduce your risk of joint and lower back pain by keeping joints in proper alignment. They also improve coordination and balance.
4)Exercise can help you to maintain a healthy weight.
The more you exercise, the more calories you burn. In addition, the more muscle you develop, the higher your metabolic rate becomes, so you burn more calories even when you’re not exercising and you can also archive the results in one or two weeks.
5)Exercise is good for your heart.Combined with a healthy diet, exercise lowers the risk of developing coronary heart disease.
Exercise enhances your immune system
6)Exercise improves your body’s ability to pump the oxygen and nutrients around your body that are required to fuel the cells that fight bacteria and viruses.
7)Exercise may help to reduce the risk of certain cancers.
8)Exercise improves your mood and gives you an improved sense of well-being.
8)Exercise can help prevent and treat mental illnesses like depression
9)Keeping fit can reduce some of the effects of ageing.
The Physical Activity Guidelines for Americans suggests that moderate-intensity activity allows you to talk but not to sing, whereas more vigorous activity results in an inability to say more than a few words without pausing for a breath.
Examples of moderate intensity exercise include:
- Brisk walking (100 steps/minute)
- Swimming or aqua aerobics
- Gentle cycling (5-9mph)
- Badminton or doubles tennis
Examples of vigorous intensity exercise include:
- Power walking at 5mph or more, or walking uphill briskly
- Cycling faster than 10mph
- Martial arts
- Competitive sports (football, basketball, rugby etc.)
- Skipping/jump rope
Overall though, any activity that gets you moving, gets your heart rate up and gives you enough pleasure to do it regularly and often is good for you in almost every way.
Have fun, be healthy and feel good!