Good Reasons to Exercise Today

Everyone knows that exercise is good for them, but they don’t always take the message to heart. Knowing that it’s healthy probably won’t get you off the couch unless you understand what is beneficial about moving more and sitting less.

Gain extra years

Studies show people live longer and enjoy better well-being when they exercise regularly. If you simply adopt a routine, such as walking for 30 minutes each day, you could add years to your life. If you don’t, you may die younger than is necessary; put it that way around and how important exercising is may make an impression.

Inactivity is associated with cancer and heart disease. Exercise more and you could dramatically reduce your risk of developing a life-threatening health condition as well as gaining other benefits.

Feel good

Feel-good hormones flood your system when you exercise, meaning that your mood is lifted. If you suffer from depression, or just feel emotionally low, include exercise as part of your maintenance plan and you will reap advantages.

Gain vitality

Do you often feel sluggish and slow? If your energy level is depleted, you can resolve the issue with exercise. You may imagine resting is best when you experience fatigue, but, sometimes, getting outdoors and jogging or walking can give you more vitality.


Exercise is great if you are tense or anxious. It serves as a distraction as well as providing happy chemicals to combat stress. Spend time exercising outside amongst nature if possible, but go to the gym if you cannot be out-of-doors. Pick a form of exercise that suits you and brings you pleasure. If jogging and weight training do not appeal, try yoga or tai chi. Mindful exercise can help you learn how to cope with, and reduce, anxiety permanently.

Be smart

Is your memory poor? Perhaps you regularly forget where you’ve put your keys or glasses. Similarly, maybe you cannot remember people’s names, which can be embarrassing. The good news is that you can improve your brain, particularly when it comes to memory, just by exercising 3 times a week for at least 40 minutes over a year.

Meet people

Walking your dog, attending yoga classes or going to the gym can provide you with a means of meeting new people. When you don’t have time to socialize generally, exercising can be a brilliant way of forming new connections.

Decide to exercise from this day forward and you could extend your life, increase your joy, strengthen your brain, and gain energy. Also, you may make new friendships, lessen stress and get rid of depression. Exercising might be what you need to improve your wellness in every way.

About bridget

bridget webber

Bridget Webber’s background rests in mental health, counselling, hypnotherapy, NLP and art. She brings knowledge from her experiences into her writing and specializes in emotional wellness and the creation of, rather than search for, joy. You can catch up with her insights and musings on Twitter.

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