Exercise is the elixir of youth.
It combats the onset of illness, prevents muscle and bone loss that comes naturally with age, and keeps the aches and pains at bay.
You can get a lot of benefit from daily exercise. Here’s how:
1) Daily exercise can make you happier.
Studies are beginning to show that exercise has a powerful combative effect on symptoms of anxiety and depression.
Daily physical activity can reduce these symptoms, boost positive feelings, and increase energy levels during the day—leading to greater feelings of wellbeing and happiness.
2) Daily exercise can boost your confidence.
Fitness is a skill, and one must put in the work to learn the exercises and allow their body to adapt to better withstand the stress.
This process can act as a catalyst to help the individual develop what’s known as a growth mindset—the mindset that our abilities aren’t fixed, that we can develop ourselves with the proper amount of effort and practice.
You learn that just because you might not be that great on your first try, continual practice will see your performance improve and your goals eventually met.
3) Daily exercise can improve our memory.
Exercise increases blood flow and oxygen to the brain, and stimulates the production of hormones that aid the growth of brain cells.
Additionally, changes in the brain resulting from regular exercise have also been found to prevent the onset of many chronic diseases, such as Alzheimer’s.
Exercise doesn’t have to overtake your entire day, but it should have a small place in it.