Exercise is a physical activity that helps tone the muscles. It has many health benefits. it helps prevent cardiovascular diseases by helping the heart pump regularly with less pressure. It also help reduce the risk or prevent cancers. The immune system is boosted. But with improper and excessive exercise immune system can break down. Diabetes is also prevented or helped. With the proper exercise, insulin production increases. Bone density and bone building is also benefits a person gets from exercising. Weight can be monitored. With the burning of calories, bosy becomes healthier.
Even simple movements can help in burning of calories. Psychological aspect is also boosted by exercising. Depression can be eliminated with a good exercise by means of interaction and by producing more endorphin. Exercise 3 The Importance of Exercice Exercise is a physical activity that works the muscles. It increases the flow of oxygen. It works the body at a greater intensity. It generally improves cardiovascular health. Some exercises are walking, jogging, swimming, dancing, boxing, etc. Generally, exercise is important because it ensures stronger and healthier body.
It makes heart and lungs efficient. It increases metabolic rate which results in maintaining healthy weight. It makes muscles and joints stronger. It maintains good posture and flexibility. It also increases production of endorphins and brain functions (Glanville, 2007). With exercise, there is an energy boost. The body become efficient in burning calories. A person can burn calories by building up more muscles. With regular weight training, metabolic rate increases by 15 percent. Simple moving can also increase metabolic rate (e. g. stretching, tapping feet).
Aerobic exercice is an effective physical activity in burning calories. In one study, it was shown that high-intensity exercice burn calories for several hours afterwards (Burning Calories, 2008). The main benefit of an exercise is good health. Exercise makes the immune system stronger. However, over exercising can also weaken the immune system. Some diseases can be prevented with proper exercise (The Importance of Exercise, 2008). Exercise promotes healthy blood sugar level which prevents or controls diabetes. It is recommmended to do at least half an hour of moderate activity at least five days a week.
Aerobic exercise increases production of insulin which restores normal glucose metabolism by decreasing body fat Exercise 4 (Mullen, 2006). Exercise also promote bone density against osteoporosis. Exercise prevents osteoporosis by building stronger and denser muscles. The more bone mass built, the better when a person reaches the age of gradual bone loss as well as bone density. The best exercise to build bones are weight or load-bearing exercises like jogging, hiking, dancing, etc (Exercise, 2005). Exercise is also beneficial in reducing risk of cancer.
Some cancers that can be prevented by exercise are intestinal, endometrial, breast, colon and lung. Persons who exercise a lot or frequently are less consumers of saturated fats and cigarettes, and more likely to consume fibers. The body weight is also monitored so it is most likely that individuals who exercise are leaner. Obesity is a factor that causes many types of cancers. Exercise helps reduce risk of cancer because it improves bodily movement, reduce fatigue and enhance immune functions (More Evidence Exercise Prevents Cancer, 2004).
Physical activity increases level of high-density lipoprotein (HDL) or good cholesterol. With HDL it is likely to prevent or reduce risk of cardiovascular diseases. Exercise increase blood flow to the heart. It also strenghtens heart contractions which helps the heart pumps more blood but with less pressure. Weight should be monitored since weight gain can bring more risks (Heart Disease, 2008). Another cardiovascular disease, stroke, can be helped with exercising. Reciprocal repetitive exercise can train the healthy part of the brain to take over the work of the damaged part (Tielis, 2003).
Exercise 5 With exercise, self-confidence can be boosted. Depression and anxiety, as well, can be prevented. Exercise benefits the psychological and physiological of a person. With exercise, the level of endorphins and some mood-enhancing neurotransmitters in the brain increases. It brought about a happier and relaxed person. On the other hand, it decreases release of cortisol, stress hormone. It also release muscle tensions which helps proper sleep patterns. Body temperature is also regulated. It brings calming effect.
Symptoms like sadness, anxiety, irritability, stress, fatigue, anger, self-doubt and hopelessness can be improved. Exercise should be done at least 30 minutes, three to five times a week. This will help reduce bouts of depression (Depression, 2007). With exercise, depression and anxiety may be lessen or prevented. Because of exercise confidence will be uplifted. Being physically active gives one a sense of accomplishment because it is meeting a challenge. Appearance will be enhance thus it makes one better. When a person is depressed, distraction is needed so as not to dwell on the depression.
Exercise is a very effective distraction. A person can also find solace in isolation when depressed but it is not a good idea. Interaction with other people is better. With exercise, interaction is very possible (Depression, 2007). Exercise, therefore, is very beneficial to ones health, psychological and physiological. It should be include in the daily task. Exercise is also beneficial to ones social activities because of possible interactions. Exercise should be done accordingly. Exercise regimen should fit a persons’ need to certain exercise. Exercise
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