#FitnessFriday

“If it doesn’t challenge you, it doesn’t change you.” – Fred DeVito

Your body is the temple where your soul resides, so keeping it fit is solely your responsibility. And, only if you knew what benefits exercising could bring to the table, you would never go a single day without exercising.

Here are some lesser known benefits of exercising.

Energises Your Body

Regular exercise improves blood flow to our body as well as improves cardiovascular health and fitness. This allows more oxygen as well as blood to our body, hence providing energy. Moreover, it also improves cardiovascular health.

Helps Prevent Osteoporosis

Osteoporosis is a condition where the bones start to deteriorate and turn brittle, which is caused by bone tissue loss and bone thinning over time.  Regular exercise can improve bone strength by slowing down the loss of bone density and can also improve balance and coordination.

Boosts Immunity

Surprisingly, exercising helps flush disease-causing bacteria out of your lungs. Moreover, the rise in temperature due to exercising can prevent further bacteria growth in your body.

Promotes Brain Cell Repair

Exercise promotes neurogenesis process which is responsible for growing new brain cells. Irrespective of your current age, you can always elevate this process by taking care of your fitness.

Improves Digestion, Mood, and Sleep

If one exercises regularly, they can strengthen their digestive tract and can also help treat constipation. Exercise also increases serotonin levels in the brain hence improving your sleep, appetite and mood.

Boost Happiness Levels

When you exercise, your brain thinks that you are stressed as a consequence a protein named BDNF(Brain-Derived Neurotrophic Factor) as well as endorphins(happy hormones) are released by the brain, eventually making you happy.

Enhanced Memory

Did you know, ten minutes of exercise each day can improve your memory? As a matter of fact, regular exercise can improve your Hippocampus (part of the brain that handles learning and verbal capabilities).

So, after getting acquainted with all the benefits of staying fit, let’s take an oath to take better care of our bodies and invest some time and effort into our physical well-being.

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