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Workout for Wellness: 4 Reasons You Need to Exercise

By Virginia Laird

Needing to make improvements to your overall wellness? One sure way to do this is to add exercise to your regular routine. Health and wellness professionals suggest routine exercise offers a plethora of benefits for the mental and physical health of the participants. Some of these benefits include:

  • Working out helps with weight loss
  • Exercise offers stress relief
  • Working out can control blood sugar
  • Exercise can help you sleep

Working Out Helps with Weight Loss

It has been long proven that exercise can help enhance weight loss. Health and wellness professionals advise that while weight loss has a great deal to do with what you choose to consume, exercise can help speed up the process. As you burn calories, the body is able to shed some pounds. If you are ready to see some serious weight loss, try adding just 30 minutes of exercise three or four times each week.

Exercise Offers Stress Relief

For those who struggle with managing stress, exercise can help. Health and wellness experts suggest that working out can help release tension in the body. When stress stays in the body it can lead to headaches, nausea, and a host of other health issues. Don’t let stress get you down. Make time to stop by the gym on your way home from work.

Working Out Can Control Blood Sugar

If you have ever had trouble (or still have trouble) controlling blood sugar, you may need to add light exercise to your daily agenda. Research suggests that as little as a 20-minute walk after each meal can assist in bringing an astronomical blood sugar number back into a normal range. For those who struggle with serious blood sugar issues, it is wise to discuss this with your healthcare provider as well.

Exercise Can Help You Sleep

It is true what you hear about exercise helping you sleep. As the body burns energy, it more easily is able to relax. If you are one who struggles to fall into a deep sleep at night, it may be time to give this a try. Try adding a jog, walk, or a trip to the gym between dinner and bedtime. You will be happy with the results of doing so.

Reading all these benefits of exercise eliminates any excuse you may have for procrastinating. The time has come to add a workout to your life. Remember to have fun and enjoy your time, it will help you have the desire to exercise again.

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

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