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Regular Exercise Has Many Benefits in Store for You

By Stephen R. Farris

Whether you're just starting out, or have been exercising for years, getting in those steps or reps can produce wonderful benefits for your body.

It doesn't matter what type of exercising you do, as long as you work toward getting in at least 150 minutes per week. Walking, running, cycling, swimming, or any type of aerobic exercise for at least 30 minutes a day will help get you toward that 150-minute goal you'll be striving for. 

But let's talk about those benefits you'll enjoy from working out regularly.

Happy Face

Studies show that by working out regularly, people tend to be more happy and in a better mood all the time. It also lessens the feelings of depression and anxiety. 

Weight Loss

Regular exercise can help you burn more calories and possibly help you shed a few extra pounds. We all want to look good in those shorts, tank tops and bathing suits when warmer weather hits.

Great for Muscles and Bones

Exercising regularly can help you maintain good muscle tone and keep up your strength. It also builds density in your bones and decreases your chance of osteoporosis when you get older.

Increases Energy

Who doesn't want more energy? We all do, especially when it seems we're always on the go, taking kids to school, picking them up, cooking meals, working at our jobs and different extracurricular activities to go along with things that usually sap our energy levels. Regular exercise can help build stamina, which kind of translates to having more energy for longer periods throughout your day.

Cuts Risk of Chronic Disease

With regular exercise, you greatly reduce your risk of heart disease, type 2 diabetes, high blood pressure, early death and some cancers. The bottom line, inactivity is not good for you. One of the keys to a longer life is exercise.

Sharpens the Mind

As we grow older, our brain may not be as sharp as it was when we were younger. Exercising on a regular basis can help sharpen our minds. It increases the heart rate, thus allowing more blood flow and oxygen to the brain.

These are just a few of the benefits you'll reap from exercising on a regular basis. To find out more, check with your local chiropractor. They can offer tips and suggestions to help with maintaining a health, active lifestyle.

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

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