Benefits of Exercising
# Reduces the risk of heart disease by improving blood circulation throughout the body
# Causes the development of new blood vessels in the heart and other muscles
# Enlarges the arteries (blood vessels) that supply blood to the heart
# Decreases the tendency of the blood to clot in the blood vessels.
# This is important because small clots travelling in the blood are often the cause of heart attacks and strokes.
# Improves blood cholesterol levels
# Increases haemoglobin concentration in your blood. Haemoglobin is part of the red blood cell that carries oxygen from the lungs to the rest of the body
# Keeps weight under control by elevating your metabolism so that you burn more calories everyday.
# Prevents and manages high blood pressure
# Prevents bone loss and helps them remain healthier for a longer period of time
# Increases muscle strength, giving greater capacity for other physical activities. Maintains, tones, and strengthens your muscle.
# Boosts up energy level
# Improves sleep patterns
# Helps manage stress and releases tension. Counters anxiety and depression and increases enthusiasm and optimism
# Improves self-image
# In older people, helps delay or prevent chronic illnesses and diseases, associated with aging and maintains quality of life and independence longer.
# Reduces the risk of premature death
# Enhances work, recreation, and sport performance
# Increases your aerobic capacity (fitness level). This enables a "fit" person to have more energy at the end of the day and to get more accomplished during the day with less fatigue.
# Increases the efficiency of the digestive system, which may reduce the incidence of colon cancer.
# Increases the amount of blood that flows to the skin making it look and feel healthier.
# Exercise, in addition to all the physiological and anatomical benefits, just makes you feel GREAT!