The Healing Properties of Exercise

Exercise Can Help Ward Off Illness

When we’re on a diet, it’s so easy for us to focus on the weight loss benefits of exercise, but there are so many other benefits to exercise that all too often get forgotten about. Exercise has so many health benefits that I think all of us should make an effort to keep in mind these forgotten benefits. As an unintended side effect, we’ll still achieve that weight loss we want so bad. Once we’re reminded how beneficial exercise is to our well being, we’ll be motivated to stick with our new fitness routine.

Get That Heart Pumping

Exercise increases blood flow to the brain and to every part of the body. Increased blood flow to the brain can help you ward off a host of unwanted problems and disorders including depression and even Alzheimer’s. Americans don’t get enough exercise. Obesity rates are quickly increasing, and many Americans spend too much time seated indoors especially at their jobs.

Let's Get Physical

It’s important to look for ways to incorporate more physical activity into our daily lives not only for the weight loss benefits but also for the myriad of health benefits we will experience. It’s not even necessary to overexert yourself to take full advantage of the health benefits of exercise. Low-impact exercise such as walking can provide you with many health benefits.

Exercise helps ward off illness especially during the cold and flu season. Exercise results in working up a sweat which is a great way to purge toxins from the body.

Don’t get discouraged. I know too many people who abandon their fitness routines entirely simply because they had to skip one day of exercise. Sometimes it unavoidable and you will have to miss a day of exercise for whatever reason. That’s how life works, and it’s entirely normal. Just don’t let one day of missed exercise completely bring down your spirits and have you give up on your fitness goals.

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