20 Reasons to Exercise

Having problems with motivation?

Take a look at the reasons to exercise below and get moving

With all we now know about the benefits of exercise, it's hard to believe more of us don't work out.

It's the closest thing yet to the fountain of youth, and truly the only way to change the appearance, shape and strength of your body. In addition, the health benefits associated with an intelligently designed strength, flexibility and cardiovascular training programme can add quality years to your life.

Everyone exercises for different reasons. But no matter your motivation, you still get all the benefits.

Below is a list of 20 reasons you should work out. If you can find even one benefit on this list, you'll have enough reason to begin to exercise.

Regular exercise can...

  • Help you lose weight, especially fat

  • Improve your physical appearance

  • Increase your level of muscular strength and endurance

  • Maintain your resting metabolic rate to prevent weight gain

  • Increase your stamina and ability to do continuous work

  • Improve fitness levels, or your body's ability to use oxygen

  • Provide protection against injury

  • Improve your balance and co-ordination

  • Increase bone mineral density to prevent osteoporosis

  • Lower resting heart rate and blood pressure

  • Lower Body Mass Index (BMI), your weight to height ratio

  • Reduce triglycerides, bad cholesterol (LDL), raises good cholesterol (HDL)

  • Enhance sexual desire and performance

  • Reduce heart disease risk and stroke

  • Reduce the risk of developing certain types of cancer

  • Increase insulin sensitivity, preventing type 2 diabetes

  • Reduce anxiety and help with stress management

  • Improve function of the immune system

  • Improve your self-esteem and restore confidence

  • Help you sleep better, relax, and improve mood

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