Keeping fit and exercising can reduce your risk of major illnesses, such as heart disease, stroke, diabetes and cancer by up to 50%! The risk of early death can be lowered by 30% simply by exercising.
Exercise controls weight; cardiovascular and aerobic exercise helps to burn calories and can help prevent excess weight gain or just help you maintain weight loss. Weight training can help increase your weight in terms of muscular mass, so whether you’re looking to lose some body fat or put on some muscle, exercise is the answer. Added benefits are combatting health conditions and diseases! No matter your current weight, being active releases high-density lipoprotein and decreases unhealthy triglycerides, in simpler terms, this keeps your blood flowing which decreases your risk of cardiovascular diseases. In fact, regular physical activity can help prevent or even manage a wide range of health problems, stretching from strokes, metabolic syndrome and type 2 diabetes to certain types of cancer and arthritis. Exercise also helps to manage or prevent depression, so if you need an emotional lift or just need to blow off some steam after a stressful day, a workout in the gym can help. This is due to the short-term benefit of releases endorphins which help to elevate your mood as well as the long-term benefit of a boosted confidence and feeling better about yourself. So no matter the issue, it can be worked out in the gym!