55 Reasons to Exercise Regularly

You’ve probably heard many times before that being active is good for you. If you are not exercising regularly, here are 55 reasons why you should.

  1. It gives you more energy.
  2. Exercise helps you sleep better.
  3. You will be more alert at work or studies.
  4. It helps you to be more productive.
  5. It improves your posture.
  6. Your confidence and self esteem improves.
  7. It can reduce body fat.
  8. It can increase your lean muscle mass.
  9. You can manage your weight better.
  10. Your strength will improve.
  11. Exercise builds and maintains healthy bones, muscles and joints.
  12. You look better in your clothes.
  13. Exercise can prevent or reduce lower back pain.
  14. Your heart and lungs function better.
  15. It improves circulation.
  16. It can relieve tension and headaches.
  17. Exercise improves your stamina and endurance.
  18. Your coordination improves.
  19. Your balance improves.
  20. You perform better in your sports.
  21. It can increase libido.
  22. Exercise lowers the risk of erectile dysfunction.
  23. You can increase your chance of falling pregnant.
  24. You recover quicker after having a baby.
  25. Exercise increases your metabolism.
  26. It helps your body regulate insulin.
  27. Exercise can control your appetite.
  28. It increases your levels of “good” cholesterol (HDL) and decreases levels of “bad” cholesterol (LDL).
  29. Your risk of high cholesterol is lower.
  30. Exercise improves your mood.
  31. It helps you cope with stress.
  32. Exercising regularly relaxes you.
  33. Exercise can reduce feelings of depression and anxiety.
  34. You can manage your anger better.
  35. Exercise takes your mind off other things for a while.
  36. Your quality of life improves.
  37. Your immune system functions better.
  38. You can improve your flexibility.
  39. You will have less sick days.
  40. Your risk of coronary heart disease is lower.
  41. Exercises increases your chance of surviving a second heart attack.
  42. Your risk of stroke is lower.
  43. Your risk of high blood pressure is lower.
  44. Your risk of diabetes is lower.
  45. Your risk of colon cancer is lower.
  46. Your risk of breast cancer is lower.
  47. Your risk of lung cancer is lower.
  48. Your risk of gallstones is lower.
  49. Your risk of osteoporosis is lower.
  50. Your risk of dementia is lower.
  51. Your risk of hip fracture as you get older is lower.
  52. Your risk of early death is lower.
  53. You feel more happy overall.
  54. Your loved ones will worry less about your health.
  55. You will be a healthy role model for your kids.

So, what are you waiting for? You don’t need to do a triathlon or be a professional athlete to achieve all these benefits.

As a minimum aim to walk at least 30 minutes almost everyday and try to incorporate weight training (2 to 3 times a week with exercises which work all the major muscle groups) and aerobic training (2 to 3 times a week with intensity which gets your heart rate up and breathing a bit harder). Our bodies are designed to move – sitting is bad for you!

Please note that before you begin any fitness program, consult your doctor first, especially if you are over 40 years old, have health related issues or have not exercised for an extended period of time.

Contact us for a FREE initial consultation to discuss how we can help improve your health and fitness.

Andrew

Andrew

Andrew is the owner and principal trainer of Health Jigsaw. He is a highly sought-after trainer and has been a personal trainer since 1997. Andrew has previously worked in a five-star luxury resort, large fitness centres and an exclusive personal training studio.

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