Long-Term Benefits of Regular Physical Activity


shutterstock_138177767As many of you know, regular physical activity can have tremendous positive effects on your body. Working out once or twice a week might not be the healthiest way to go. Studies suggest that daily activity, even simply in the form of walking a mile or two, can greatly increase your overall health.

After all, we all want to feel better, have more energy, and maybe even live longer. Regular exercise can help us do that. But, what are some of the more specific benefits of regular physical activity?

Cultivate Long-Term Health

Here, we will explore several amazing, long-term health benefits of regular exercise:

  • Assists with Weight Control

Whether you are seeking to lose weight or simply looking to prevent weight gain, regular exercise should be your best friend. Simply put, regular physical activity helps your body burn calories. The more intense the exercise, the more calories you will burn.

If you’re crunched for time, you can still do little things to burn extra calories throughout your day. Taking the stairs instead of the elevator is a great example of a small step to regular physical activity that can have a profound effect on your body’s ability to control your weight.

  • Reduces Health Conditions and Susceptibility to Disease

Lack of exercise can easily lead to obesity and high cholesterol levels. These two things, in conjunction with many other factors, can increase your likelihood of being diagnosed with heart disease or high blood pressure.

Regular exercise will help you combat obesity and high cholesterol because being active decreases unhealthy triglycerides and keeps your blood flowing smoothly, ultimately decreasing your overall risk of cardiovascular disease.

  • Improves Mood

Physical activity stimulates brain chemicals, called endorphins, which make you feel happier and more relaxed. Many people who work out regularly report experiencing a sort of euphoric state upon completion of their regular exercise routines.

  • Boosts Energy

Over time, regular physical activity will improve your muscular strength and endurance. In addition, exercise helps stimulate your body to pump oxygen and nutrients to the various tissues of your body. In short, this helps your cardiovascular system operate more efficiently and, thus, gives you more energy to go about your daily routine.

A Healthier, Happier You!

Regular physical activity and exercise can have many positive effects on your physical and mental health, both in the present moment as well as over the course of your lifespan. These benefits are just a few ways in which regular exercise can help you become healthier and happier.

At Vitality Fitness, we strive to create a positive exercise environment where groups of people can come to receive guidance on regular exercises and activities that are best fit for their individual needs. We are committed to providing individualized training regimens that cater to the health needs and physical limitations of our clients.

If you are interested in viewing the workout programs offered at Vitality Fitness, please visit us online.

If you wish to speak directly to a representative about class sizes, scheduled workouts, or anything else, please don’t hesitate to give us a call today at 1-587-777-3378!



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