Unmotivated to start implementing regular exercise? What if I told you that regardless of age, sex, or physical abilities, that regular exercise can help you feel better, have more energy, and even add years to your life? Still unconvinced? Here are 6 more reasons why getting outside this summer to enjoy the weather can help you stay healthier, too!
Exercise prevents excess weight gain and maintains weight loss through burning calories during physical activity. The more intense the activity, the more calories are burned. Even if you can’t carve out time to go to the gym regularly, taking small actions to increase your activity during the day is key. Try taking the stairs instead of the elevator, or park further back in the parking lot on your grocery store trips. Just stay consistent!
Did you know that regular exercise is a huge part of preventing health concerns in the future? The risks of developing issues such as such as heart disease, high blood pressure, strokes, depression, cancer, and arthritis can all be reduced through regular exercise. This is because being active, regardless of weight, boosts high-density lipoprotein (HDL), or ‘good’ cholesterol, and decreases unhealthy triglycerides.
Whether you need to stimulate an emotional boost, blow off some steam after a stressful day, or work through some serious emotions, exercise can help! Physical activity stimulates various brain chemicals that can leave you happier and more relaxed. Next time you’re upset, try a brisk walk or a gym session!
Are you finding yourself winded after daily tasks such as household chores or grocery trips? By engaging in regular exercise, you will build your muscle strength and endurance over time. Additionally, physical activity delivers oxygen and nutrients to your tissues and helps your heart and lungs work more efficiently. All of these things will help you have more energy in your day!
I know it seems counterintuitive, but if you’re finding it difficult to fall asleep at the end of the day, try incorporating regular exercise during your day! This can help you fall asleep faster and deepen your sleep once you’re in it. Just don’t exercise TOO close to bedtime, or you could be too energized to fall asleep.
Physical activity can help you connect with family, friends, or new people in a fun social setting! Try taking a dance class, hitting a large hiking trail, or finding a local recreational sports team to join. Just find an activity that makes you happy and that you enjoy.
Having trouble exercising due to pain, discomfort, or past injuries? At Alive Chiropractic, we can help you get back on your feet so you can start exercising like normal again. We use the most advanced technique and technology available to give you the highest quality of care possible. Take advantage of our $40 new patient special and book your appointment today!