Exercise is one of the most important things
for your mind and your body. Exercise helps you feel better,
look better and decrease the risk of some diseases. It affects
how you feel physically and emotionally. It affects how you
look and contributes to your quality of life. How you feel
physically affects how you feel emotionally and vice versa.
Exercise can affect how you feel. Have you ever
noticed after a stressful day of work, how taking a walk can
make you feel more relaxed or how much better you sleep after
After establishing a regular exercise routine, the person
benefits. For example, the person grows to be more energetic,
ability to relax and an improved overall mood. Other that
actually brings about stress reduction, an improved ability
to fall asleep
and stay sleep and a decrease in depression and anxiety.
| [ Exercise and how
we look ]
Exercise can change how one look. Exercise burns calories
and helps lose body fat. An hour of moderately brisk walking,
bicycle riding or swimming can burn 200-300 calories. Increasing
the intensity of an activity will increase the number of calories
you burn. You need to burn approximately 3,500 calories more
than you consume to lose 1 pound. So exercise, along with
a proper diet can help you lose weight. Exercise also helps
tone your muscles. Losing body fat and toning your muscles
will change the shape of your body.
Research has shown that exercise can reduce and in some cases
prevent the risk of diseases such as heart disease, diabetes
Heart disease is the number one killer of both women and men.
moderate intensity cardio-respiratory exercises such as walking,
bicycling and hiking can, reduce the risk of heart disease
by reducing or
eliminating some risk factors such as high blood pressure,
obesity and high
Diabetes is a disease that causes increased levels of glucose
(sugar), in the blood. Left untreated, diabetes can cause
numerous health problems such as heart disease, eye problems
and kidney failure. Exercise and proper diet can help regulate
blood sugar levels, cholesterol and increase fat loss, which
will decrease the risk of illness.
Osteoporosis is a disease of the bones characterised by decreased
and increased risk of bone fracture. Resistance training may
treat osteoporosis by stimulating an increase in bone mass.
training usually involves the use of weights when performing
including your own body weight.