Living Healthier – The Benefits of Exercising

The Benefits of Exercise – I have discussed several types of diets in past blogs so thought I would change things up with some discussion about the benefits of exercise.

These days our lives are so hurried that most of us do not get the exercise we need to keep our bodies in tip-top shape. Eating healthy is important but along with eating healthy, we should also be exercising to maintain a healthy body.

You know exercise is good for you, but do you know how good? From boosting your mood to improving your sex life, exercise can improve your life. The benefits of exercise and physical activity are hard to ignore. Everyone benefits from exercise, regardless of age, sex, or physical ability.

Living Healthier – Exercise controls weight

Exercise can help prevent excess weight gain or help maintain weight loss. When you engage in physical activity, you burn calories. The more intense the activity, the more calories you burn. Any amount of activity is better than none. We can walk to the convenience store instead of driving. At work take the stairs instead of the elevator. Even doing the housework can give you a workout.

Living Healthier – Exercise improves mood

Physical activity stimulates various brain chemicals that may leave you feeling happier, more relaxed, and less anxious. You may also feel better about your appearance and yourself when you exercise regularly, which can boost your confidence and improve your self-esteem.

Living Healthier – Exercise combats health conditions and diseases

Regular exercise helps prevent or manage many health problems and concerns, including:

  • Stroke
  • Metabolic syndrome
  • High blood pressure
  • Type 2 diabetes
  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Many types of cancer
  • Arthritis
  • Falls

My husband took a job at a warehouse. He picks the customer orders. During the day he walks 12 to 15km. He has lost 40lbs. His blood pressure is under control (He no longer takes medication) and his type 2 diabetes A1C has been lowered. Proof that exercise does help.

Living Healthier – Exercise promotes better sleep

Regular physical activity can help you fall asleep faster, get a better night’s sleep and have a sounder deep sleep.

Living Healthier – Exercise boosts energy

Physical activity can help to improve your muscle strength and boost your endurance. Exercise delivers oxygen and nutrients to your tissues and helps your cardiovascular system work more efficiently. And when your heart and lung health improve, you have more energy to tackle daily chores.

Living Healthier – Exercise puts the spark back into your sex life

Regular physical activity can improve energy levels and increase your confidence in your physical appearance, which may boost your sex life.

But there’s even more to it than that. Regular physical activity may enhance arousal for women. And men who exercise regularly are less likely to have problems with erectile dysfunction than are men who don’t exercise.

Living Healthier – Exercise can be fun … and social!

Many people go to a gym and exercise. Some people like to jog or walk on outdoor trails. Still, others do activities that they enjoy such as playing baseball, soccer or maybe taking a dance class.  Exercising can give you a chance to unwind, enjoy the outdoors, or simply engage in activities that make you happy.

The bottom line on exercise

Exercise and physical activity can be enjoyable and are great ways to feel better, boost your health, and have fun. Spread your exercise throughout the week. I personally walk five days a week and take two days off. Even small amounts of physical activity are helpful. Throughout the day your activity adds up to provide health benefits to you. So, get off that couch and get active. In the long run, you will feel better and so will your body. Remember the main thing is to get started, make it enjoyable, and reap the rewards that will follow.

It is always a good idea to see your doctor before starting any physical activity.

Exercise Products

I have included some links to various products you might consider if you are thinking about starting an exercise program.

Fitness Tracker

Realalt 3DTriSport Walking 3D Pedometer

Living Healthier - Fitness Tracker
Living Healthier – Fitness Tracker

 

Fitness trackers are probably the best known and most popular health gadgets nowadays. They are indeed convenient: you get a step counter, a heart rate monitor, a body temperature monitor and even a mood sensor.

 

 

Pace Tracker

Adidas Micoach Pacer Bundle

Adidas MiCoach
Adidas MiCoach

 

Pacer Tracker by Adidas will help you run away from being overweight. The device is aimed at beginner runners and will teach you how to run properly. To run in such a way that will help you lose weight and gain some muscles instead.

 

 

Exercise Fitness 

Yoga Exercise Fitness Gadget

Living Healthier - The Benefits of Exercise
Yoga Exercise Fitness Gadget

 

 

A resistance training tool exercises your arms, abdomen, shoulders, legs, and hips. It can not only exercise to lose weight through the abdominal trimmer but also shape your body.

 

 

 

 

Water Bottle

Hydro Coach Smart Bottle

Living Healthier - The Benefits of Exercise
Smart Water Bottle

 

To lose the extra kilos, not only do you have to eat properly, but you also need to drink properly. This smart water bottle is to be used all day long, you drink from it during your workouts, at the office, and of course at home. The product will help you to adjust when and how much water you are to drink.

 

 

 

 

Waist Pack

Waist Pack

Living Healthier - The Benefits of Exercise
Living Healthier – Waist Pack

If you enjoy running, working out, hiking, cycling, training, doing other sports, then this Waist Pack is perfect for you. Whether you are running, walking, or working out, the waist pack is a must. The waist pack allows you to be hands-free. The lightweight pack is water-resistant and has an adjustable waistband.

Safety Arm Band

LED Arm Band

Living Healthier - The Benefits of Exercise
Living Healthier – Fluorescent Arm Band

A LED Arm Band will keep you safe from cars and other vehicles while you’re running or walking in the dark.

 

Cell Phone Arm Band

Living Healthier – Cell Phone Arm Holder

 

 

Phone Holder

Innovative 360° rotation lets it stand out from similar armbands in the market. Change the music or check progress easily without stopping whether running, on the treadmill, or lifting weights