We all know what we have to do or that exercise is factually good for us. Sometimes we all lose sight on the importance and the overall benefits that exercise can enhance different aspects of our lives. After retouching on the benefits or discovering a new benefit, it is hard to see why people lose sight or do not factor in exercise to their daily routine. 

Regular exercise such as walking or jogging will get your heart pumping and open up all of your joints and muscles. If you have a long morning commute or spend long periods sitting in a chair, going for a walk or run can reinvigorate you for the tasks ahead that afternoon for example. Exercise will not only improve your physical fitness, but also better your mental and emotional states – leading to improved quality of life.

So why should you exercise?

Restore Balance

As mentioned, most people have busy lifestyles or work longer hours meaning less time for working out, or more excuses for not working out. With constant pressures in and out the office this leads to stressful lives when we cannot achieve everything we intend to each day. Among other things, stress can lead accelerated heart rate, heavy breathing and slower digestions with imbalances from false stress hormones.

With regular exercise, this can help to rebalance your system from stress An intense HIIT workout will provide an outlet for a natural stress release. 

Train your Brain and Be Happy

Not only can regular training boost your body, it can also improve your brain as well. With exercise, you are able to pump the blood flow around your body, increasing the flow to the brain. Doing exercise and increasing the blood flow allows for your brain to increase the actions of proprioceptors, which are specialised receptors in tendons and muscles that are the makeup of your body and and make you aware of body position, movements and speed.

Alongside training your brain, exercise releases endorphins and other happy hormones into the body. These releases will promote a feeling of well-being and vibrancy making you feel overall happier.

Physiological and health benefits

Regular exercise can help to:

  • Make your heart work more efficiently
  • Re-balance your nervous system
  • Strengthen muscles
  • Enhance circulation
  • Define muscles
  • Stabilise joints
  • Strengthen bones
  • Boost metabolism
  • Increase lung capacity
  • Reduce body fat

Regular exercise can also help to reduce the risk of chronic problems such as:

  • High blood pressure
  • Osteoporosis
  • Back and joint pain
  • Coronary heart disease
  • Stroke
  • Some cancers
  • Type 2 diabetes