3 Reasons Everyone Can Benefit from Exercise
By Virginia Laird
The evidence surrounding the benefits of exercise is long standing. They greatly outweigh most excuses to forego the trip to the gym. Fitness professionals suggest everyone (who is physically able) should get at least three 30-minute workouts each week. This does not need to be anything more difficult or trying than a brisk walk on a track, trail, or through your own neighborhood. There are many reasons you should include exercise as part of your daily routine, including:
- Exercise can assist in reducing stress
- Working out can keep you on your feet
- Exercise can manage blood sugar levels
Exercise Can Assist in Reducing Stress
Do you have stress you need to get off your shoulders? Look no further for help. Exercise is one of the best stress reliefs. Health and wellness experts recommend those looking to relieve their stress should make it a priority to hit the gym after work each day. Research advises that those who do are significantly able to experience less stress in life. The next time you feel the need to release some tension and stress which may be mounting, stop by the gym on your way home.
Working Out Can Keep You on Your Feet
The old saying is true: “When you stop going, it gets harder to keep moving.” This is said about the beauty of aging. Fitness experts recommend as you age, it is even more vital to stay active and moving. Exercise is a great way to maintain mobility, strength and flexibility as the process of aging may try to slow you down. Don’t wait until it is too late. Start thinking about your future and begin exercising right away to help keep you on your feet.
Exercise Can Manage Blood Sugar Levels
For those who may struggle with diabetes and/or blood sugar issues, exercise can be helpful in controlling it. Did you know just 20 minutes of walking can help bring a blood sugar number from out of sight to normal (much of the time)? Health professionals advise those who suffer with such problems should consider adding a light workout to their daily routine. If this is you, give this a try to help manage your blood sugar.
Start reaping the benefits of exercise by making it a priority on your life. Good luck on your path to a healthier you!
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