Exercise plays an important role in our overall physical health and wellness.




Why would you exercise?

People exercise for different reason. The reasons may vary from shedding of pounds for someone who has great weight and wants to be shed some to someone who is doing it  for appearance purposes such as gaining muscle tones. Some to stay healthy even as they do so with good diet while some may do it out of necessity to fight diseases or control diseases.

So what is your own motivation?

There are a thousand and one benefits derived from exercise.

  • Weight Effects

One of the most noticeable effects  is the physical changes that occur due to loss of body fat. As you exercise, your body burns calories.

  • Heart Effects

When you exercise, noticeable effects occur in the heart. When you flex your muscles, you are helping  your heart too, which is a muscle as well. As this  is done, the heart is alert to pump blood more easily through the body which in turn reduces pressure on the vascular walls and in turn lowers blood pressure.

As you do this, there is an increase in the HDL cholesterol levels, reducing bad LDL and inflammation of the arteries. All these affect the heart .

  • Disease Prevention

Several other diseases are reduced when you exercise.  For example, it helps increase the effectiveness of insulin production and use thereby reducing the risk of type 2 diabetes.

  • Psychological effects

It brings along with it a ‘feel good’ thinking. One of the critical areas it has been discovered that it helps  in the case of anxiety and depression. It also helps body produces some ‘feel good’ chemicals’ called endorphin, which can help naturally treat factors that contribute to depression and anxiety.

Whatever form  you choose to engage it shouldn’t be one that stresses you or leaves you incapacitated after. Hence, pick  that which best suits your strength and stamina. It is not a punishment that you must serve till you begin to feel pain however, consistency is key.

Toluse Francis

Toluse Francis believes a healthy lifestyle is paramount for everyone. He is a long -time volunteer with Solid Foundation Teens and Youth Ministry. He loves to care for people. Toluse Francis is a Health Coach and author He is interested in seeing people eat healthy and get productive. He believes a healthy lifestyle is paramount for everyone.

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