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Why Exercise Is Your Best Weapon Against Poor Health

It’s no secret that exercise is good for you. Among all of the fitness advice out there, you are unlikely to find any piece of advice that doesn’t include maintaining a healthy exercise routine. Even though you likely know this already, do you really know why? What is the big deal about exercise anyway? Read on to find out just why exercise is one of your best healthy weapons.

It Helps Maintain a Healthy Weight

Regular exercise can help keep excess weight off of your body. When we gain more weight than is intended for our frame size, it can cause pain and pressure. This can make moving about and remaining active much more difficult. Too much weight can also contribute to increased chances of high blood pressure, kidney disease, heart disease, and many other problems. The best way to prevent such problems is by maintaining a healthy weight in the first place. Exercise is one of the best ways to ensure that you are burning calories and boosting metabolism in order to keep your weight under control.

It Improves Lung Function

Unless you have had problems breathing, you may not realize the importance of taking care of your lungs. When you can’t breathe well, it becomes more difficult to do anything. Exercise helps to expand lung capacity and improve lung function. The more you exercise, the more likely your lungs are to stay in good shape. If you really want to enjoy this benefit, make sure that your workouts are of an aerobic nature, like running, walking, or swimming.

It Boosts Muscle Strength

Consistent exercise can help maintain and even improve the strength of your muscles. Your muscles help to keep your body strong and active, so their overall health is vital. Strong muscles can also help to boost metabolism and burn more calories when they are worked and challenged consistently. If you want a toned and fit body, building your muscles through exercise is a necessary component.

It Lifts Moods

It has been said that your body can only handle one type of stress at a time. That means that when you exercise, your body switches gears and leaves all of your mental stressors behind. Exercise also produces endorphins in the body, which are also called happy chemicals. To boost your mood consistently, just add a little exercise to your life.

Exercise is a part of life and fitness that should not be ignored. For the best body, a healthy mind, and a good quality of life, make exercise a priority on a regular basis.

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