The Awesome Power of Physical Activity and Exercise

Dr. Purushothaman
August 31, 2013

Yes, you can affect a radical change in your health and all aspects of your life with a suitable program of physical activity and exercise. Health experts and researchers will all confirm this, as there are now numerous studies backing this up. With so many potential advantages, it only makes sense to become as active as you can. You'll be able to see improvements throughout your body, and even your mind. You can't even use the excuse of being too old to exercise anymore. Researchers say that it is almost never too late in a person's life to begin a sound fitness program. If you're looking for more reasons to get more physical activity and exercise, read on, as we'll be looking at some of them.

The body has a tendency to guard itself against stress by releasing certain hormones. Until you manage to get a handle on your stress, the negative health effects will continue. You can do a lot to alleviate the stress you're experiencing if you get a proper amount of exercise. When you develop a regular exercise routine in addition to remaining active during your day it will go a long way to keep stress at bay. This gives your body a much needed opportunity to relax without the need to handle the stress going on in the background. Regular exercise can be beneficial for depression, as long as your symptoms aren't too severe. Overall, you will experience a higher degree of psychological well-being when you are regularly exercising. Several elements can contribute to this result. Your new level of physical activity produces many effects on your body. Among other areas, your brain chemistry is affected by exercise. You may find you are simply in a better mood more of the time, and more relaxed. Sticking to your exercise program also gives you an increased level of confidence.

Such elevations in your body chemistry can be effective ways to reduce depression or other mood related disorders. When you get into the habit of exercising, you can improve your overall emotional state over time. Any type of exercise, including regular walks, can contribute to elevated moods.

Research says that if you start on an exercise program you will help prevent many kinds of age related health problems and diseases.The various disease states can be prevented, or in many cases significantly delayed. The reality of it is the repercussions on one's quality of life well into later years is massive. Diseases, memory, senility, loss of bone mass as well as joint problems are a few examples of what we are talking about. You'll find that there is a huge list of reasons to exercise and benefits of doing so. Even if you are physically limited and can only do certain types of exercises, then that is fine just as long as you can do something. If you have been inactive for a long period, be sure to have a physical and get your doctor's permission to engage in exercise. Start your exercise program slowly. Start exercising slowly for the best effect. You will be less likely to sustain frustrating, painful, or costly injuries with a slow approach.

For almost all people, there really is no excuse for not engaging in some form of physical activity or exercise. You don't need a lot of time to exercise, as even a ten minute workout is better than nothing, though twenty or thirty minutes would be preferable. There's surely a way for you to fit than in sometime during the day, at least three times weekly. Considering the benefits to your health and longevity, it's well worth it to find this chunk of time. If you cannot do all that most people can do, then just commit to doing what you can do. If you aren't sure that you should begin exercising for any medical reason, see your doctor for advice.

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