The Benefits of Exercise: It's Time to Get Started

By Virginia Laird

Have you ever wondered why so many people exercise on a routine basis? The answer is simple: Exercise is beneficial to the overall health and wellness of the body and mind. Research suggests that working out can improve one’s overall health in a short amount of time. Fitness instructors suggest, those wanting to improve their health should make time at least three times a week to exercise. Health and wellness professionals suggest the workouts do not need to be intense to reap the benefits. Walking, jogging, bike riding, and a variety of other low-impact workouts can be just as good. A few benefits to consider when adding exercise to your daily routine include:

  • Exercising can help with weight management
  • Blood sugar levels can be controlled with exercise
  • Exercising can help reduce stress

Exercising Can Help with Weight Management

If you are looking to drop a few pounds, it might be wise to add some exercise to your life. While choosing to eat right is important, working out can increase the body’s ability to burn calories. Research suggests that as little as three to four 30-minute workouts each week can help with weight management.

Blood Sugar Levels Can Be Controlled with Exercise

For anyone struggling to maintain good blood sugar levels, exercise can help. Research suggests that as little as a 20-minute walk can bring an out-of-whack blood sugar number back in to normal range, more often than not. This is not a free pass to indulge in whatever you want, rather a way to control this health issue, where possible, without too much medication.

Exercising Can Help Reduce Stress

Another great benefit of exercise is that it can reduce stress in the body. Fitness experts advise that as little as 20 minutes of working out can release the tension built-up in the body from stress. If you find yourself in stressful situations often, it may be wise to carve out a few minutes daily for routine workouts. Start managing your stress today, get moving and back to having more energy right away!

It is time to take on the challenge of adding routine exercise to your daily list of to-dos. Before long, the exercise may not seem like a chore, rather it will be an exciting part of your day. Now get out there and get sweating.

To learn more about your health, wellness, and fitness, see your local chiropractor at The Joint Chiropractic in Scottsdale, Ariz.

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