To have a strong body, you need to exercise. A regular weekly exercise routine will help you maintain a healthy weight and can also help deal with whatever stress you may be going through. An exercise routine of half an hour a day is all you need to start relieving stress. Below are a few reasons why exercise is good for you:
- Exercising allows your body to release endorphins in your body which are actually makes you “feel good”. Make exercise a routine and “feeling good” will become a norm in your life.
- Exercise helps increase the blood flow in your brain. Because of this, it can help promote mental clarity, helps you figure out things quicker, and makes you solve problems faster.
- Exercise boosts your immune system. It prevents minerals from being depleted in your body that usually accompanies a prolonged stress response. It’s funny how stressed out people are the ones who easily catch colds.
- Another benefit of exercise is weight loss and a healthier heart. Most people need to lose some extra pounds that we have accumulated because of bad habits and who doesn’t need a healthier heart?
Sadly, even if you already know that exercise is good for you, why is it that you can always have an excuse not to do it? A common excuse is … not having the time to exercise. But the truth is, you need to find time to exercise so that you can have the time to deal with the many stresses in your life. Another common excuse is not knowing what kind of exercise to do.
Have you considered exercising in the morning – just before your day gets busy? You do not have to go to the gym if membership to one is going to be another excuse. You can try walking in your neighborhood or you can even try exercise videos – there are so many varieties available right now – all you really need is a good pair of shoes. If you are unsure of what type of exercise to do, just remember to stick with a routine that you enjoy – any activity that is at your pace where you do not overexert yourself.