With COVID-19 affecting people’s lives, many have turned to exercise to stay fit or even pass some time. While irregular exercise does not help much, frequent physical activities benefit by maintaining the fitness of the body in various ways. Dr. Cavil, a health consultant says, “If exercise were a pill, it would be one of the most cost-effective drugs ever invented.”
One must dedicate a minimum of 150 minutes to exercise per week. Fortunately, there are several ways to exert energy. Most people find walking or riding a bicycle to places as means of exercising. However, activities or sports that demand greater exertion of energy ensure a healthier lifestyle.
Here are some benefits of exercising regularly.
Improves mental health
Exercise has been proven to be a great healer of the mind. It induces the release of certain hormones that help the brain cells grow. Furthermore, it helps increase the circulation of blood to the brain, ensuring a higher intake of oxygen by the cells. This fact results in better memory and protection from neurodegenerative diseases of the brain such as Alzheimer’s diseases or dementia.
Stronger bones and muscles
Regular exercise provides physical strength to the muscle and bones. Stronger bones increase the stability of the body while stronger muscles help maintain a fit physique to remain healthy.
Most people exercise to lose weight. The high amount of calorie loss ensures weight reduction as well as maintenance. As well, noticeable improvement has been observed in the metabolic processes of the body.
Exercise is also a means of pain relief or treatment for people with long term injuries. One must consult a doctor to design an ideal exercise plan for better results.
Exercise is a great way to get your body in shape while enhancing your mental and physical health when done moderately.