10 Non-Weight Loss Reasons to Exercise

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  1. Stress relief. It is well documented that getting your body moving helps relieve stress. Just go for a walk at lunch or take several small walking breaks during the day and you will find that your stress level decreases.

 

  1. Maintain strength. Most people want to have the strength to climb a flight of stairs and get on and off of the toilet. This easy-to-use 30-minute circuit can help you with strength and endurance.

 

  1. Family endurance. You don’t need to do races or enter events. You do want the endurance to spend time with your family. When your family does any event that requires walking some distance throughout a day, you definitely don’t want to be left behind.

 

  1. Better sleep. Exercise has been shown to improve sleep quality. Good, quality sleep improves mood, concentration and energy levels.

 

  1. Lowers blood pressure. Steady exercise like swimming, walking, jogging or cycling pulls blood pressure down.

 

  1. Relieves constipation. If you want to get things moving, it helps if you are moving! Exercise helps move food through your digestive system and can reduce constipation.

 

  1. Prevents disease. Studies have shown that exercise can prevent and improve symptoms of Parkinson’s disease. The National Cancer Institute notes that there is “substantial evidence that higher levels of physical activity are linked to lower risks of several cancers.” It also reduces your risk of type 2 diabetes and Metabolic Syndrome.

 

  1. Eliminate lower back pain. The right kind of exercises can eliminate lower back pain and offer protection against future injury.

 

  1. Improve your sex life. The Harvard Medical School noted that Both libido and performance benefit from exercise. One study found that 20 minutes of cycling boosted women’s sexual arousal by 169%. They found that men who exercised 30 minutes a day were 41% less likely than sedentary men to experience erectile dysfunction.

 

  1. Maintain independence later in life. People that take good care of themselves are able to remain independent longer than people that let themselves go to seed. Independence not only brings joy, it saves money. You can take care of yourself longer and trim back the amount of time you need care assistance.

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