It’s the start of the new year and we know a lot of people’s New year resolution is to get fitter and healthier. If you’re currently lacking the motivation to get up and start moving. Here is a list of the benefits of working out that we think you should know about.
Reduces stress, depression and anxiety – Exercise is a proven way to help reduce stress levels. Working out can definitely help you relax and make you feel better, keeping anxiety and depression from coming back." How? When you exercise, neurotransmitters and endorphins that ease depression are released. Plus, you raise your body temperature, which has been shown to calm nerves.
Enhances mental performance and work productivity – A study released by the American College of Sports Medicine found that 65 percent of employees surveyed reported an increased ability to manage their time and produce more, as well as an overall improved mental and interpersonal performance when they worked out in the middle of the day.
Reduces cancer risk. – Several studies have confirmed that the risk of lung, colon and breast cancers can be greatly reduced in regularly active people. In fact, a 2007 study found that exercise is an important step to preventing breast cancer because higher levels of estrogen (which is stored in fat) increase your risk. "Women who exercise heavily are, in general, older at the time of the[ir] first period, and tend to have irregular periods and a shortened estrogen-producing phase," the American Association for Cancer Research reports. "Postmenopausal women who are physically active have also been shown to have lower levels of estrogen."
Improves your sex life - The Harvard School of Public Health found that just 20 minutes of regular exercise a day can improve sexual response in women. Working out leaves you feeling energize and releases numerous feel-good hormones.
Prevents muscle loss - As we get older, not only do our bodies build muscle less efficiently, but the muscle we already have breaks down more quickly, according to a study in The American Journal of Clinical Nutrition. This makes regular exercise an integral part of healthy aging. "Exercise not only helps us maintain our muscle mass, it can increase it," says Crews.
All of these benefits So what are you waiting for? Go Join a gym, go cycling, attend that dance class you've wanted to for a while now and get moving!
2020 The Year Of Mental And Physical Health.
Source: Woman’s Day