Here are 50 amazing health benefits of exercise and physical activity that will help to reinforce your need and desire to get fit. Each and every one of these benefits will improve the quality of your life.
Health Benefits of Exercise and Physical Activity
- Releases endorphins and improves mood.
- Reduces your resting heart rate .
- Improves glucose metabolism.
- Increases lean body mass.
- Reduces your blood pressure .
- Boosts metabolism and enables more calorie burning when at rest.
- Improves cholesterol levels .
- Improves insulin sensitivity.
- Increases longevity .
- Increases mitochondria for more efficient fat burning.
- Reduces the workload on the heart.
- Increases blood supply to the brain and muscles.
- Stimulates bone growth and improves bone strength and density .
- Helps prevent obesity.
- Boosts testosterone production, and increases sex drive.
- Improves balance.
- Improves sleep quality .
- Improves flexibility through increased mobility.
- Improves muscular and cardiovascular endurance.
- Enhances immune function .
- Increases thyroid hormone.
- Improves your day to day functional strength.
- Reduces your risk of cardiovascular disease .
- Increases self-esteem and self-confidence.
- Makes you look younger.
- Improves posture.
- Effectively manages type II diabetes .
- Protects against injury.
- Increases growth hormone levels.
- Helps prevent muscle loss when losing weight .
- Makes you stronger.
- Improves V02 max.
- Gives you stronger ligaments, tendons, and joints.
- Improves cognitive function and memory .
- Increases lung capacity.
- Helps relieve arthritis pain.
- Lowers body fat levels.
- Improves recovery times when rehabbing injuries.
- Reduces your risk of breast and colon cancer .
- Improves energy levels.
- Makes you more productive and efficient at work .
- Effectively treats anxiety and depression.
- Helps you become a better fat burner.
- Decreases blood triglycerides .
- Helps foster new and healthy relationships.
- Helps control food cravings.
- Improves leptin resistance.
- Makes you happier.
- Can help you quit smoking .
- Makes you a positive role model for family and friends.
I hope you enjoyed these 50 health benefits of exercise and physical activity. This article is part of a series titled The 50 List. Be sure to check out the rest of the series!
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