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6 Reasons Why Exercise Is Important

Jan 26, 2008
You need to get in more exercise, probably. It will improve your life in a myriad of ways. But the first step towards embarking on a fitness plan is always motivation. And to get motivated, you have to understand why you need to change your diet or invest the time into exercise. Here are just a few of many ways exercise change your life for the better.

1. Exercise Improves your Stamina

Exercise don't just improve you stamina for physical activities either. It helps you last longer on work projects, school assignments, and anything else that might require a great deal of sustained concentration. It does this by training your body to use its energy reserves more efficiently, and thereby giving more energy to do the things you do every day. Every action will feel easier and take less effort. And you will have more energy to engage in your favorite hobbies.

2. Exercise Prevents Diseases

Our bodies are actually built for exercise. A lot of it. If we don't give it the exercise it craves, a lot of its functions don't work as well as they should, and the immune system is one of them. Exercising regularly makes your body more capable of fighting of colds, flu, and infections. It also reduces your cholesterol level, which will make you less prone to suffering a heart attack or stroke.

3. Exercise Strengthens and Tones Your Body

When you look better, you feel better. And when you feel better, everything in your life improves. You get along better with better people. You feel more capable of tackling challenges. And it can even help boost your career. It will also increase your bone density, which will make your bones less prone to breaks and help keep you more active as you age.

4. Exercise Improves Flexibility

Better flexibility lead to better balance and coordination. This wont just help you engage in your favorite physical activities, but it will actually help you just get through your day more effortlessly. It's a wonderful feeling to go through every day without ever having to worry about a sprain.

5. Exercise Improves your Overall Quality of Life

Ask anyone who went form being sedentary to working out regularly: exercise helps you a thousand different ways that all add up to a happier you. If you have never experienced the joy and contentment of a fit lifestyle, you owe it to yourself to start a training routine right now. It doesn't have to start out huge. Just plan out some cardio for tomorrow, like going for a little walk. When you get used to that, add in some weight training. Eventually, as your fit life continues to develop, you will find yourself more confident, happier, and with more energy than you had ever thought possible.

6. Exercise Controls Weight

When you weight train and do cardiovascular exercise regularly, your fat inevitably drops and your muscles grow. When you do this, you burn more calories actively, and you help boost your metabolism so you burn more calories around the clock. When combined with a smart diet, this inevitably leads to significant weight loss.
About the Author
Chris McCombs is known as the Personal Trainer Orange County. At one time Chris was 143 pounds overweight at which point he looked in the mirror and decided to do something about it. Chris lost the weight and started his own fitness business Positively Fit Inc. which helps people all over Orange County lose fat and get the body they want. You can learn more about Chris at http://www.socalworkout.com
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