5 Reasons to Exercise


1. Exercise can stop you from getting sick

There has been research done that shows exercising can help to stop you from getting sick. Some scientists believe that exercise can boost your immune system. In other words, it makes your body stronger so you don’t catch a cold or flu. Exercise can also help to prevent heart disease and help to reduce cholesterol.


2. Exercise can help to lower stress

Many people have busy and stressful lifestyles these days. Exercise can help with this. Experts say that exercise can help to improve your mood and stop you from getting depressed. It can help you to feel more positive and that will also help in your relationships with friends and family. If you are feeling positive, you will probably get along with people around you better.

3. Exercise can help your brain

Exercise can help your body, and it can also help your brain work better. When you exercise, you get more energy which can help you think more clearly. Also, when you exercise, your body releases a chemical called serotonin. This chemical can help you to think more clearly. Therefore, exercise can help you to be more productive. In other words, you can get more done.


4. Exercise gives you energy

You might think that exercising makes you tired, but it actually gives you more energy. If you do a 30 minute workout in the morning, you will feel more energetic throughout the day. This is because endorphins – another chemical – are released into your blood when you exercise. Once you start to get fit, you will also be less tired when you have to be on your feet all day or have to climb the stairs.


5. Exercise doesn’t take that much time

It is not difficult to make exercise a regular part of your day. If you can do this, you will be able to follow your usual routine, but get fit at the same time. You can try simple things like taking the stairs instead of the elevator. Also, instead of meeting your friend in a coffee shop, you could get a take away coffee and talk while you walk.

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