Why Exercise Is a Critical Component of a Healthy Lifestyle

When people talk about a healthy lifestyle, one of the first things that comes to mind is exercise. The thought of exercise may be daunting to some, but it is a crucial component of staying healthy and improving longevity. Luckily, excessive exercise is not needed to stay healthy. As little as 30 minutes of moderate physical activity improves cardiovascular health, helps people to maintain a healthy weight, and reduces the risk of developing life-long health conditions. Check out some of the reasons why it is essential to work regular exercise into a daily routine.  

It Improves Heart Health 

Moderate exercise helps to raise your heart rate, giving it the workout it needs to improve blood flow to the rest of the body. When the heart gets the proper exercise, it will function more efficiently, allowing it to push more blood out with each heartbeat. This will allow your heart to beat more slowly while keeping the blood flow in your body ideal. A slower resting heartbeat means that your heart will not be overworking itself and will stay healthier longer. Better blood flow often means a lower risk of clots, which may lead to a heart attack. 

It Strengthens Your Bones, Muscles, and Joints 

People often don’t think about their muscles, bones, or joints until they give them problems. Regular exercise will help increase lean muscle and strengthen bones to lower the risk of developing osteoporosis. By regularly working out, the risk is lowered for joint injuries, and stronger core muscles will reduce the risk of developing back problems in the future. Exercise also improves strength and balance, helping to reduce the risk of falls. 

It Assists in Maintaining a Healthy Weight 

Exercise is a vital component of maintaining a healthy weight along with diet. Excess weight puts pressure on your internal organs, leading to reduced function and complications such as problems breathing. Obesity also will put a strain on the heart, causing it to have to work harder to deliver blood to the rest of the body. Additionally, obesity might lead to significant lifelong health conditions, such as diabetes. Diabetes may result in poor circulation, kidney problems, and, ultimately, a shorter life span.  

Exercise may be one of the most crucial components of maintaining a healthy lifestyle as it improves your mood, give you the energy you need to accomplish your tasks, and reduce the risk for many health concerns.  

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Sources 

https://health.usnews.com/health-care/for-better/articles/2019-02-25/the-key-to-a-longer-life-exercise-more

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