Top 4 Reasons Why You Should Be Exercising
With COVID-19 among us it is more important than ever to stay physically motivated. This is because social distancing can make it very challenging to be active. Many individuals can no longer work out at the gym, visit parks to go on walks/runs or enjoy physical activities with others. If you need a little motivation to keep exercising, check out the top reasons below.
- Strengthen Your Immune System
Your immune system is what protects you from infections, bacterias and viruses. It also plays a role in maintaining a healthy response to stress. Although for many years, researchers talked about “immune senescence” as an inevitable result of aging, we now know that the studies showing these inevitable declines were conducted on people who did not exercise. Even short-term exercise programs can reverse some of the deleterious effects of aging on this sensitive, complex, and crucial regulatory system which controls so much of your everyday health.
- Improve Breathing
Regular exercise can vastly improve your breathing. It does this by strengthening the muscles that help your lungs inhale oxygen and exhale carbon dioxide. In addition, exercise improves the efficiency with which oxygen permeates the cells of your body through its effects on aerobic capacity. While the non-exercisers will have to stop their workout to catch a breath, you’ll be able to push on past them due to this greater efficiency of your breathing capacity.
Working hunched over a desk or computer all day isn’t great for you. By exercising daily, you can strengthen your core. This will help improve your posture and help ease any back pain that you are experiencing. Take care of your back and posture with daily stretching as well.
- Role Model
Now more than ever people are spending a lot of time in front of electronic devices. However, we are seeing a decrease in physical activity. The good news is that the public have become health conscious. Join the movement and encourage friends and family to get active. Bring the children too! Take up evening strolls or weekend hikes with the family. Anything you can do to help get people active helps. Encourage them with some great sports gear to get them motivated and out the door.