December 28, 2022 - Bhoomika Singh, Webmedy Team
It is well established that physical activity and regular exercise can significantly improve overall health and mental wellbeing. Regular exercise can reduce the risk of developing many long-term chronic diseases, such as heart disease, type 2 diabetes, stroke, depression, Alzheimer's disease and some cancers. Regular physical activity can also boost self-esteem, mood, sleep quality, and energy levels.
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Exercise strengthens your heart and improves your circulation. The increased blood flow increases the oxygen level in your body. It helps reduce your risk of heart diseases such as high cholesterol, coronary artery disease and heart attack. Regular exercise can also lower your blood pressure and triglyceride levels.
Moderate exercise can provide antioxidant protection and promote blood flow, which can protect your skin and delay the signs of aging.
Children and teens who get regular exercise have stronger bones. Exercise can delay the loss of bone density associated with age. Exercise also increases muscle mass and strength.
Exercising in the gym or a brisk walk can lift your mood. Physical activity stimulates different chemicals in the brain, which can make you feel happier, more relaxed, and less stressed. Regular exercise can help you feel better about your appearance, which can boost your confidence and self-esteem.
DNA damage is thought to be the first step in the aging process, along with the development of cancer and many other chronic diseases. Regular exercise, and in particular, aerobic exercise, may contribute to reducing DNA damage due to increased antioxidant and DNA repair capacity.
Regular physical activity can increase the production of hormones that make you feel happier and help you sleep better. Being active has been shown to have many health benefits, both physically and mentally. It may even help you live longer.