Benefits of exercise


Silver Ruler's of Penmai
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Jun 28, 2011

As we all become health conscious, we realise the importance of strict and regular physical activity. But do we know all the
benefits of exercise?

1. The elixir to long life! According to an age old study, exercise reduces the chance of premature death.

2. Help you have a lovely heart! Exercise strengthens the cardiovascular muscles and enhances blood circulation. Cholesterol
is checked by the burning of those extra calories and blood pressure is regulated. Aerobic exercises are seen to benefit hypertensive individuals and the diabetics.

3. Makes you brainy! It promotes brain health by stimulating the formation of new brain cells thereby aiding memory and cognition.
Those exercise have a remote chance of suffering from hemorrhage and stroke. If you have a family history of alzheimers then make it
a point to sweat out and let your brain produce those chemicals that prevent Alzheimers causing inflammation.

4. On the move for flexibility! Obesity and weight gain can be solved only with regular exercise. The more intense the exercise
the more are the calories burnt.

5. For the smile! Exercise also helps to life your mental health, thwart depression and keep stress at bay. It might sound ironical
that exercise would rid of fatigue by boosting energy.

6. Pain for pain. Being active would reduce joint pains and injuries, and help with arthritis. Weight bearing exercises improve
bone strength and prevent bone loss.

7. For a great night! It not only soothes you in to a sound sleep but also energises you for a better sex life.

8. Last not the least, you will gain remarkable self esteem with a well toned body.

It is recommended that you get at least 30 minutes of physical activity in some form everyday irrespective of your age and gender.
But, just keep in mind that however hard you exercise you should be able to carry on a conversation without panting.

Wishing you good health. :thumbsup



Commander's of Penmai
Apr 4, 2011
[h=1]The health benefits of exercise[/h]
We all know that regular exercise is good for you, leading to a healthy and active mind and body. From relieving tension and stress through to preventing illnesses like diabetes, exercise has numerous health benefits. Here's the list outlining a few of them.
Taking part in a programme of regular exercise, sports or gym training …

  • Relieves tension and stress, as well as depression and anxiety

  • Reduces or maintains body weight or body fat

  • Reduces the risk of developing heart disease

  • Reduces high blood pressure or the risk of developing high blood pressure

  • Boosts self-image and improves psychological well-being

  • Reduces the risk of developing colon cancer and breast cancer

  • Builds and maintains healthy muscles, bones, and joints

  • Improves flexibility

  • Relieves insomnia

  • Reduces high cholesterol or the risk of developing high cholesterol


Commander's of Penmai
Apr 4, 2011
Slimmer thighs, firmer muscles, more energy and a healthier heart are all pay-offs you’d expect from getting fitter – but here are seven benefits of improved fitness that you may not have thought of...
[h=3]Better hearing through exercise[/h] A study at Miami University found that cardiovascular training improves your hearing in the short term and helps to preserve it in the long term. Other studies have found that the least fit people tend to have the worst hearing – and that’s even taking into account the number of exercisers blasting their ears with iPods...

[h=3]More creativity from working out[/h] Brand new research from Rhode Island College suggests that aerobic exercise can kick-start your creativity – and keep your brain cells tingling for a couple of hours afterwards. Activities that are ‘no-brainers’ and don’t require you to put in too much thought are best – so pick running or swimming over rock climbing or doubles tennis. Also, don’t go too hard, as the best creativity boost comes from exercising at a comfortable pace.

[h=3]Higher libido from exercise[/h] Yes, being fit helps to improve your sex life! A study that looked at 8,000 women aged 18 to 49 found that in women who exercise three times a week, 40% report greater arousal, 31% have sex more often and 25% find orgasm easier to achieve. Researchers at the Harvard School of Public Health involving 31,000 men found that men who are physically active have a 30% lower risk of erectile dysfunction than men who do little or no physical activity.

[h=3]Better quitting power through exercise[/h] If you are trying to quit smoking, research suggests that exercise might help. A study in the Archives of Internal Medicine followed 281 sedentary female smokers, who were otherwise healthy, in their efforts to quit. The study found that smokers who take part assigned exercise sessions are twice as likely to quit and stay cigarette free compared to those who don’t do any exercise.

[h=3]Deeper sleep after exercise[/h] Being active during the day can help you to get sleep well. According to the US National Sleep Foundation, daytime physical activity can help you to fall asleep more quickly and get better quality sleep. Regular exercise can also help sufferers of insomnia to beat their problem. And, contrary to popular belief, recent research from the University of California suggests that even late evening workouts won’t hamper your ability to get to sleep.

[h=3]More regularity from exercise[/h] Yes, we’re talking about how regularly you go to the bathroom here! An Australian study found that regular exercisers are less likely to suffer from constipation than sedentary people. The boost to your circulation – as well as the actual physical effects of movement – are thought to be the reason for this. There is even a link between high levels of fitness and low levels of bowel cancer – though this may be because fit people are more likely to eat healthily, too.

[h=3]Better focus through exercising[/h] The very fact that exercise requires planning, application, dedication and discipline means that every time you get your kit on, you are working on your character development, too. For example, a study of people training for a marathon in New York found that regular exercise improves people’s goal-setting, organisation and discipline – both at work and in other areas of life.

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