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IMPORTANT Exercise and Staying Healthy


March 18, 2012

by Sean Jordan

Humans are not made to lead an inactive lifestyle, but unfortunately this is what the busy modern times seem to require from us. Indeed, people were much more physically active in the past when they did not have cars and their jobs did not involve sitting behind the desk all day long. This had a positive effect on a number of aspects of their lives. You can have all these benefits as long as you devote some time to be physically active. So it is worth asking yourself, why should you exercise and what benefits do you get from this?

Regular exercising can make you stay fit and be healthy. When the body is moving the blood brings more oxygen to the cells more quickly and effectively. This means that the functioning of all organs and systems in the body is improved on a cellular level. This in turn brings a wide range of benefits.

As your cardiovascular system works better, your risk of suffering from conditions associated with it, such as high blood pressure, high cholesterol, heart attacks and strokes is significantly reduced. The digestive system also works better when you are physically active so you can expect not to have problems such as bloating, gas, constipation and hemorrhoids.

When all the cells in the body function better, they stand a lower chance of being impaired with age. It can be safely said that exercising reduces and slows down the effects of aging, well at least to a certain extent. This is beneficial not only for your health, but also for your looks. Most importantly, recent scientific research shows that people who are more physically active, have lower risk of getting cancer.

Exercising strengthens the muscles, bones and the ligament tissues that keep them together. In this way you can effectively protect your body from some of the most widely spread and potentially very dangerous conditions of the musculoskeletal system such as arthritis and osteoporosis. The former can affect your normal life by reducing your capability of making basic moves while the latter makes the breaking of bones more probable and potentially more serious.

Why should you exercise apart from getting physically healthier? Being physically active trains your body and at the same time allows you to relax your mind. Plus, the more energy you have, the easier it is for you to cope with the greater workload. Generally, people who exercise regularly tend to experience less stress.

… I couldn’t have said it better myself!

In good health


“Today I will do what others won’t, so tomorrow I can do what others can’t.”