Monday, August 17, 2009

Exercise is Good for Our Health

Exercise is good for our health. Exercise is any movement that works your body at a greater intensity, than your usual level of daily activity. Through exercise, we can relax our body and mind. We'll be in good spirits afterwards and then can work better. At the same time, we can strengthen our muscles and trim our figures. If we don't exercise for long, we may easily fall ill or get fat. We take good care of our health with the help of exercise. Also, our mind relaxes and becomes clear.

Improvements in balance and coordination can help us to live independently in our homes. It also lengthens and improves our reaction time. With this in mind, we would be able to do our chores properly. We can also participate in sports. One example of this is swimming. Swimming is not only a survival skill but a good way to put all the muscles into play. Swimming in the sea is much more enjoyable to do than compared to the pool. Overall, swimming helps a lot in strengthening our body and improving our health.

We know that exercise has positive effects on the brain. And according to a Duke University professor who demonstrated a lecture about exercise several years ago. He said that “exercise can be an effective antidepressant”. Indeed, it is true that exercise can help alleviate depression. Other research shows that exercise can improve the functioning of the brain of an elderly. We know for a fact that active people live more and have a healthier life than the sedentary ones.

Exercising is also a source of pleasure. It increases the level of certain hormones like endorphins which acts like natural analgesics. Exercise decreases anxiety, increases self-esteem and the capacity of facing stress. Exercise makes you heart healthier, works your muscles, and improves overall health.


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