Physical Benefits of Exercising Daily

Sure, exercise can be boring but there are many physical benefits from partaking in the activity.  Physical activity helps control weight, strengthens heart and lungs, increases muscle strength, and reduce the risk of heart attack.

Control weight. Gaining weight occurs when the calories you are in-taking (through food and drink) are greater than those you are burning from exercise. With exercise, you burn more calories, decreasing that gap between the calories eaten and the calories burned. The Center for Disease Control and Prevention states that to maintain you weight, you should do about 150 minutes of moderate intensity exercise a week. To lose weight (and keep it off), they suggest that you will need to increase the amount of time you exercise, sometimes you’ll need to increase the intensity as well.

 

Heart & Lungs. When done regularly, exercise, moderate and intense physical activity helps increase the strength of the heart muscle. By strengthening your heart muscle, your heart’s ability to pump blood to your lungs and the rest of your body increases as well. This causes your oxygen levels to rise, making it easier for your lungs to function.

Muscles. Exercise involves using series of muscles, each varying for every exercise. The effects of exercise on the muscles also vary with the type and the length of the exercise. Aerobic exercise, such as walking or swimming, require endurance. These exercises use the muscles that sustain contractions for long periods of time. Sprinting or weightlifting, anaerobic exercises, use muscles that will have short and high-intensity contractions (https://www.boundless.com/physiology/textbooks/boundless-anatomy-and-physiology-textbook/muscle-tissue-9/exercise-and-skeletal-muscle-tissue-99/impacts-of-exercise-on-muscles-549-769/). Depending on how long and frequently you do a certain workout, your muscles will become stronger, making it easier for you. Once this happens you should increase the intensity in your workouts.

Heart attacks. Not working out deprives your heart from being able to perform at its greatest ability. Living a lazy lifestyle can also lead to obesity. Obesity increases the chances of health risks, one of them being heart attacks. A heart attack occurs when the flow of blood that is rich with oxygen is suddenly blocked and the heart cannot receive oxygen. When you exercise, yo reduce the risk of obesity and, like stated above with the Heart & lungs section, your heart begins to pump blood easier, making it easier for your heart to give and receive some of the oxygen love. 🙂

These are just a couple of the benefits to exercising daily. There are many more that just as good, if not better. So get out there and change your life.

 

For more information on the physical benefits of exercise go to:

Physical Activity Benefits | CDC

Impact of Exercise on Muscles

 

 

 

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