Exercise—regular, consistent exercise—impacts many different areas of your life. It improves your physical health, your mental health, and your feeling of well-being. It extends your life and makes you feel better at the same time. What one other thing has that kind of impact? Exercise is the big-ticket item for well-being.
But it’s important that you include it into your daily routine and exercise regularly. Consistency is important. The effect of regular exercise is powerful though, and it’s well worth it to take the time to add it to your schedule.
Here are seven benefits you’ll get from adding exercise to your regular routine:
1) Exercise combats health problems and reduces your risk of disease
No matter what your current weight or fitness level is, exercise increases HDL (good) cholesterol and reduces LDL (bad) cholesterol. Exercise decreases your risk of heart disease, lowers blood pressure, reduces your risk of diabetes, and helps with countless other health risks.
On the other hand, lack of exercise is a primary cause of chronic disease.
2) Exercise controls your weight
Studies show that inactivity is often the major factor in weight gain. Exercise helps you lose weight or maintain a healthy weight. Consistency is the key here, though. Regular exercise raises your metabolism which helps you burn excess calories throughout the day.
At Outlaw FitCamp, we know how to combine aerobic exercise with strength training so we can safely and efficiently maximize your weight loss.
3) Exercise improves your mood and makes you feel happier
Studies repeatedly show that exercise stimulates chemicals in your brain that make you feel happier and more relaxed. Physical activity reduces stress and anxiety levels. Exercise has also been proven to decrease feelings of depression.
4) Exercise promotes better sleep
Regular exercise not only helps you get better sleep, but it also helps you fall asleep faster, stay asleep longer, and experience a deeper sleep.
5) Exercise boosts energy
If you get worn out from daily tasks and find yourself tired all the time, regular exercise can be the solution. By improving your muscle mass, physical activity boosts your endurance. This improvement is partly because exercise delivers oxygen and nutrients to your tissues. This helps your body work more efficiently and gives you more energy throughout the day.
6) Exercise helps your brain health and memory
As exercise raises your heart rate, that increases blood flow and oxygen to your brain. It also stimulates hormones that improve the growth of new brain cells. This makes regular exercise especially important to older adults since aging can often hamper brain health. Exercise helps the part of the brain that is vital for memory and learning. This can improve mental function in older adults.
7) Exercise is good for your muscles and bones
Exercise plays a key role in building and maintaining muscle and bone health. Weightlifting exercises increase muscle mass. As people age, they lose muscle mass starting around the age of thirty. Regular exercise is essential for reducing muscle loss and maintaining strength as you age.
The expense of hiring a personal trainer pays off
While more people than ever are hiring personal trainers these days, there are still some myths about them. A common one is that personal trainers are expensive. Once people hire a personal trainer though, most find it’s an extremely worthwhile investment.
Using a personal trainer will greatly reduce your chance of injury while working out. A lot of times, the cost of injury is greater than the cost of personal training.
Also, at Outlaw FitCamp we’ve seen clients be able to get off expensive medications after working with a personal trainer and improving their health.
Personal training is a cost-effective way to improve your health—and better health is priceless!
Outlaw FitCamp knows how to fit exercise into busy schedules
It’s vitally important to exercise regularly. Scheduled appointments with our certified personal trainers or enrollment in Outlaw FitCamp’s group fitness classes are an excellent way to make exercise a part of your routine. Call us today to see how we can make regular exercise fit into your busy schedule.