No? Then let’s review the benefits of daily exercise and why we need to exercise on a regular basis as well as the advantages of exercise.

• First benefit of regular exercise? It contributes to fat loss!

Scientific research from all over the world has demonstrated that physical exercise, done regularly, contributes to weight loss. The math is quite simple – burn more calories (walking) than you take in (eating) and you will loose weight. Simply by adding some extra movement in your daily routine will help you lose weight. For example, instead of parking your car close to the office, park a block further away. By walking this additional distance you will loose weight. Of course, this is contingent upon the fact that you don’t eat more than you normally do. 

• Second benefit of regular exercise? It helps prevent certain diseases.

Lessen your chances of developing diseases such as heart disease, cancer and diabetes with regular exercise. By adding exercise to your daily routine, you lessen your stress level. Stress is one of the contributing factors causing 4 out of 5 deaths caused by heart disease and cancer. The other contributing factor? You guessed it, lack of exercise!

• Third, improves management of certain diseases.

The advantages of exercise, on a regular basis, is that it well help you control such diseases as heart diseases and diabetes. Regular, consistent exercise has been shown to lower LDL cholesterol levels, improve HDL cholesterol levels and decreased triglyceride levels. You can even lower your blood pressure!

• Fourth, regular exercise helps reduce the risk of prostate cancer for men and breast and uterine cancer for women. Just by working out!

• Fifth, improves your mental state.

Physical exercise done on a regular basis has been scientifically proven to release endorphins in the body which helps fight depression. Believe it or not, in only 12 minutes of exercise these endorphins are released into the body and you begin to feel happy. Ever hear of the ‘runner’s high?’

Regular physical exercise also increases chemical production of serotonin. Serotonin has been known to help you sleep better and feel better!

• Sixth, increase your energy!

After a few weeks into your regular exercise routine you will notice that you have more energy and your overall mood will have improved. You won’t be as fatigues at the end your day as you were just a few short weeks ago.

With you increased energy level, you will be more productive at home and work. You will even develop new goals to increase your persistence and stay on track with your newly found energy.

• Seventh, boost your self-esteem.

As you begin to feel and look better, you will become more comfortable with yourself and begin to become more active in other activities. Meeting new people and developing other interests.

• Eighth, this is your time.

By committing to a regular exercise routine, you will find that this is your time to unwind. Free from the cells phones, co-workers, children, spouses, etc.

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