What Are The Benefits Of Physical Exercise?

What Are The Benefits Of Physical Exercise? According to the Center of Disease Control (CDC) adults should try to get at least a minimum of 30 minutes of moderate intense exercise five times a week. It may seem like quite a bit, but the health benefits that getting enough exercise provides are numerous. Read on below for a just a few examples of exercise benefits and how physical activity can do wonders for your health.

Watch out, Heart Disease!

Nothing beats a cardio workout session. A good cardio workout that gets the blood flowing is not only a key to losing weight, but also helps fight heart disease and other associated diseases. Not only does exercise help the heart work more efficiently but it decreases your chances of developing heart disease and high blood pressure according to the American Heart Association. This is especially important, as alarmingly heart disease is the leading killer of women in the United States.

Get back, Insomnia!

According to the Mayo Clinic, exercise can help improve your sleeping habits."Regular exercise can help you fall asleep faster and deepen your sleep." Those with busy schedules understand how challenging it is function on a limited amount of sleep. It is difficult to stay focused and perform at your peak level if you're sleep deprived. Try to fit in 30 minutes of exercise a day to reap the benefits of physical activity, even while you sleep.

Hello HappyDL(HDL)...Goodbye LowsyDL(LDL)!

Exercise can help control your cholesterol levels. If you have too much LDL, bad cholesterol, in your blood circulating, it can eventually end up as plaque in your arteries and contribute to heart disease and stroke. Fortunately, bad cholesterol, LDL, can be lowered through physical activity. Furthermore, physical activity raises good cholesterol, HDL, levels. Lowering your bad cholesterol can decrease your risk of heart disease and stroke, according the American Heart Association.

No thank you, Diabetes!

It is common knowledge that obesity is one of the primary risk factors for developing Type 2 diabetes. The good news is that with moderate physical activity you can decrease your chances of becoming a diabetic. Proper exercise can help you maintain your blood sugar levels which can help prevent the onset of diabetes. If you're already a diabetic, getting regular exercise can improve your body's sensitivity to insulin and eventually lower your dependency on insulin drugs or shoots. Exercise therefore is not only about prevention, but also about staying healthy even when you're body's not its best.

Sorry Obesity

It is rather hard to go anywhere nowadays and not be confronted by information regarding the obesity "epidemic" in America. Disturbingly this epidemic is not affecting only adults, but children also. No matter how busy life gets it is absolutely necessary to make time in your busy schedule to do some sort of physical activity. The health issues that are related to obesity are numerous, including: high blood pressure, heart disease, stroke, diabetes, and a host of other conditions. Just thirty minutes, five times a week, can make all the difference.