Listen to Your Mom, Exercise Is Good for You!
By Donna Stark
I come from a large family and when my siblings and I were growing up, my mother would often tell us to go outside and play, that the exercise would be good for us. I never really took her words to heart because honestly, I thought she was just trying to get us outdoors so that she could have a quiet house for a moment or two, but apparently, she was right. Exercise really is good for us! And it's important to incorporate as much of it as you can into your daily routine.
Reasons to Stay Active
I'm sure that like me, you have also had a mom tell you that exercise is good for you, but do you know why? And I mean, really why? Aside from a parent wanting a child out of the house, what other reasons is exercise good for? Well, you came to the right place to find out! Here are a few of the most important benefits that exercise can provide to you and your family.
- Back pain - Exercise has been shown to have incredible long-term effects on back pain, especially those that help to strengthen your core. It can help to alleviate pain, support the integrity of the spine, and restore optimal function to your back.
- Bone health - Exercise helps to increase bone density and strength, and reduces the risk of bone loss as we age. This is especially important for the elderly as it helps to decrease the risk of falls and fractures.
- Weight maintenance - Staying physically active is a great way to lose those extra pounds, maintain a healthy weight, and reduce the risk of weight-related diseases.
- Mental health - Physical exercise, especially when performed outdoors, has been shown to have a positive effect on mental health by reducing a person's stress and anxiety.
- Chronic disease - Exercise can reduce the risk and prevent many chronic diseases, such as cancer, diabetes, and heart disease. If you are already suffering from one though, exercise can help you manage the symptoms and improve your overall health.
- Sleep - Moderate daily exercise increases the amount of slow wave, or deep sleep, you can get. This is the type of sleep that is important for the brain and body to recover and rejuvenate from the day you just had. Exercise can also help to stabilize your mood and decompress the mind so that you can fall asleep easier.
- Brain health - There is growing evidence that staying physically active can help improve cognitive function and slow the normal decline of brain function that can often come with age.
Improving Your Health With Exercise
It's easy to improve your overall health with exercise. Just try to incorporate at least 30 minutes of physical activity into your routine every day. And if you want to learn more about managing your health with exercise, come on in to see your local chiropractors at The Joint Chiropractic. They look forward to helping you!
To learn more about your health, wellness, and fitness, see your local chiropractor at The Joint Chiropractic in Parma, Ohio.