Why Do Exercise?

These days, people have little time for exercise, because life has become so full of conveniences and its become a sedentary lifestyle. People don’t realize that by incorporating exercise in their lifestyle, they can increase the chance of staying healthy for longer. In fact, all you need to do is to do exercises of moderate-intensity for just 30 minutes a day.

Importance of Exercise:

Exercise provides the brain and the nervous system with necessary nutrients for good mental and emotional function. For this, regular exercise is said to have a positive effect on the brain function and mood.

If you exercise for 75 minutes a week, you immediately develop superior memories, quicker reactions, and better powers of reasoning than those exercising for shorter durations. If you are a regular walker, you are good at switching tasks, can work with distractions, and react quickly.

In addition, this physical activity increases your blood circulation and blood oxygen flow, improves oxygen uptake and availability of nutrients to the brain and improves waste removal, and improves mental alertness and physical energy.

Other Benefits of Exercise:

Exercise has many benefits than we can imagine. Exercise brings about a balance between the autonomic and involuntary nervous system, if done regularly. Also, the tone of the vagus nerve (a nerve that controls sensation and motion) is strengthened, causing you to have stronger pulse waves, higher metabolism and better circulation.

If you exercise to the point of real endurance, it can result in improved capillary action that helps the muscular and brain tissue work better, besides also allowing for a greater blood flow and giving all the muscles greater resistance to fatigue.

If you use your lungs in vigorous exercise, it can greatly reduce or prevent lung congestion caused as a result of lymph accumulation. You can also learn to breathe better by exercising regularly, improve the quality of your blood and hemoglobin levels and total protein content in your blood. Besides, when you sweat during an exercise work out, you help your kidneys eliminate waste matter from the body.

Exercises to do:

Although there are several systems of exercise you can choose from, the most popular are the Swedish system and yogasanas. You can also choose from the following:

  • Walking
  • Swimming
  • Cycling
  • Jogging
  • Horse riding
  • Games like tennis, badminton and table tennis

Precautions:

Don’t exercise vigorously until 1.5 hours after a meal. If you suffer from serious diseases like cancer; heart trouble, tuberculosis and asthma, speak to your physician before getting on to an exercise regimen.

The moment you feel tired, stop immediately, since the aim of exercise is to rejuvenate you, not tire you out. Begin with light exercises and work your way up to slightly difficult ones gradually and in easy stages.

Remember, that nothing comes quickly-and that includes results from exercising. You need to devote time, regularity and devotion to it, only then can you see results. Don’t cheat by eating refined foods while on an exercise schedule or you won’t make any progress. And lastly, believe in the effects of exercise and you will see them happen to you.