Article by a guest blogger – Jim Rollince.
How Exercise Improves Your Entire Life
Most people know that exercise is the best thing they can do for their bodies. Combined with a healthy diet, exercise is a great way to look and feel better in no time at all. Exercise is good for more than just your body; In fact, exercise is good for mind and the soul. Exercise is directly related to your mood and overall quality of life. When you exercise enough your mood improves and your overall quality of life improves. You may be like most of the people in the world and assume you don’t have the time to exercise. However, exercise does not mean spending hours of your time at the gym each day.
Medical professionals recommend that people get approximately 30 minutes of exercise on a daily basis. If you get this much exercise you can improve your body, your mind, your soul, and your quality of life. Exercise will reduce the amount of stress you feel. As you exercise, your body releases a chemical that overrides the negative chemicals in your body. This eliminates your stress and causes you to feel less anxiety. If you can reduce your stress and anxiety by exercising, you can improve your quality of life.
With an improved quality of life you are reducing your chances of being diagnosed with certain forms of cancer, heart disease, diabetes, and obesity. Reducing your risk of these diseases will make you healthier as a whole. You will get sick less often and when you do get sick you won’t be sick nearly as long as if you didn’t exercise. Add a healthy diet plan to your exercise routine and you will control your weight and look and feel better than ever.
You don’t need to go out and purchase a complete set of home gym equipment. You can workout at home without any problem simply by using treadmills or ellipticals. These are both great ways to exercise while you watch your favorite television shows.
You can also purchase DVDs that are made to watch at home. You can do a dance workout on a DVD. You can also do yoga workouts on DVD. These are things you can do in between loads of laundry, right when you get home in the afternoons, while dinner is on the stove, or while the kids are in bed! Exercise can be done anytime you have a free moment. Jump right in and make it part of your day!
Exercising outdoors means you can have a lot of fun. Outdoor exercise is usually a lot more fun than indoor exercise. In addition to that, outdoor exercise can be just about anything you want; it doesn’t have to be a strenuous run, you can join a sports team, go for a bike ride, rollerblade, hike, swim, play sports with the kids, play a game of tag with the kids, or just work in your garden. All of these activities are great forms of exercise that help you to lose weight, become healthier, and improve your overall mood.
One of the best things about these types of outdoor exercises is that busy moms and dads can include the entire family, which allows you to multitask. You can have the kids join you for a walk, or take your newborn baby or toddler out for a walk in the stroller. You can exercise like this no matter how little time you think you have. The good thing about exercise is that it comes in many forms and can be done anywhere. You can exercise simply by walking to the store or taking the stairs in the office rather than taking the elevator.
Exercise doesn’t just improve your body. Exercise improves your life. You will look better and feel better. You will have more energy and you will be in a better mood. With all the benefits that come with spending only 30 minutes a day exercising, it’s no wonder people enjoy doing it so much!