It does pay to keep exercising during our lifetime
People may become overwhelmed by the number of training strategies & which one is the best option.
Part of the problem is a result of far too many choices.
For example, many people prefer to play basketball and soccer while others prefer the gym.
Right or wrong options do not exist.
You should thoroughly enjoy whatever exercise you commit to doing that easily fits your lifestyle.
We all have particular gaps to fill according to our personality, habits, and what makes us generally happy.
This is our life energy, after all.
Exercise should be something you enjoy – and doing something active is better than nothing at all.
Walking is an excellent example of a straightforward, low impact and highly beneficial exercise appropriate for any age group.
Here are some benefits you will gain by becoming active now and well into the future.
One: It will help you control your weight for years to come
Strength training boosts metabolism and also reshapes your physique.
Elevated metabolism will help you maintain your weight for years to come.
Keep up a regular training schedule and spend time in active recovery, with light to moderate walking or cycling.
Incidental exercise is a critical component of your overall calorie expenditure.
Two: It will help you combat many health conditions
Exercise helps to maintain insulin sensitivity, improving blood sugar control.
It also reduces the risk of developing health-related diseases.
Different exercise strategies would apply to the individual, considering fitness and health levels.
However, overall, progressing with some form of exercise will help you decrease the severity of your symptoms and increase your strength.
Three: Your mood and outlook on life will improve
Training of any sort makes us feel good, especially when we’ve just completed the workout.
Exercise boosts our mood & we feel alert and ready to take on the world.
Training also reduces the symptoms of depression and anxiety.
It makes it easier to deal with life’s constant stresses and challenges.
I’m known for saying that strength training is ‘my therapy session.’
Four: You will sleep better and deeper
Increasing the duration and quality of sleep will help you live a more fulfilling & healthy life.
It also helps us get great results from our training efforts.
Regularly exercising improves sleep quality and reduces the time needed to fall asleep.
Older individuals will receive better sleep benefits from lower intensity exercise.
High-intensity aerobics has the opposite effect on sleep due to the amount of stress on the body.
Try not to perform these exercises before bed. Instead, save them for an early morning session.
Five: Strengthens your bones.
This reduces the risk of injury and improves joint mobility.
Reduction in osteoporosis occurs when you keep training as you age.
Lifting weights is the most effective method for building bone density in men and women as they age.
Six: Improved brain function, learning and memory
Strength training and cardio both have positive benefits on your brain function.
Vigorous exercise over long durations does not have the same benefits.
Instead, opt for bike rides and walking to increase creativity and memory.
In saying that, don’t give up the vigorous stuff yet.
A balance of both creates a thriving environment for your brain health.
Seven: Protects you from the adverse effects of stress
At the end of our chromosomes, we have these remote nodes called telomeres.
The length of these determines how long our lifespan will be.
Even when you are constantly in highly stressed environments, exercising creates longer telomeres, just because of the regular exercise!
The only exception is if you exercise too much and too hard.
That has the opposite effect.
So choose your exercises wisely, and allocate enough active recovery in between.
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