Regular exercise has undeniable health advantages. Everyone benefits from exercise, regardless of age, gender, or fitness.
Exercise prevents weight gain and maintains weight loss. Physical exercise burns calories. More intensive exercise burns more calories.
Worried about heart disease? Want to lower blood pressure? No matter your weight, staying active raises "good" HDL cholesterol and lowers dangerous triglycerides.
Need an emotional boost? Need to de-stress after a busy day? A gym or quick stroll helps. Physical exercise boosts brain chemicals that make you happier, calmer, and less worried.
Tired of grocery shopping or housework? Regular exercise builds muscle and endurance.
Struggling to snooze? Regular exercise may help you sleep quicker, better, and deeper. Don't workout close to night or you'll be overly energetic.
Physical activity is enjoyable. They let you relax, appreciate nature, or do what makes you happy. Physical exercise may also be an enjoyable way to socialize with family and friends.