Benefits of Exercise

Exercise helps you eat less, increases fat burn, protects against muscle loss, and improves your self-esteem and sex drive. It improves breathing efficiency and can help you stop smoking painlessly. Physical activity has been shown to help achieve a better night’s sleep.

Active people lose weight more easily and keep it off.

A study has shown that walking briskly for just six times a month cuts the risk of premature death dramatically.

Running in a parkRunning is great for your health. Research shows that running twenty to forty minutes a day three to five times per week may dramatically reduce your chances of dying from cancer. Running is also a great stress reducer.

Swimming is one of the best full-body cardio activities. It works just about every muscle in your body with little or no impact.

Kayaking builds your upper body in ways that lifting weights can’t. Your arms, back, abs, and legs will feel it too.

Hiking is a perfect workout for your legs and heart and you get to enjoy the clean, fresh air of the outdoors.

In-line skating provides the same level of cardio activity as running and tones up your hip and buttock muscles.

Girl on a BicycleBicycling can build up your calves, hamstrings and quads with very little impact on your body.

Climbing stairs lowers the risk of having a stroke and is good for building strong thigh and butt muscles.

Commit to exercise every day. Don’t let a busy schedule get in the way of your work out.

Warm up your mind with mental preparation – take a moment to look back at your goals and what you are trying to accomplish before a workout.

If you want to get the most out of your workouts, make sure you are well rested.

Warm-ups and stretching should be completed before attempting any exercise to lose weight or gain fitness. Properly warming up before exercise will prolong your ability to work out and increase your fat-burning potential.