Part of living a healthy lifestyle is adding regular exercise to your schedule. Although we all lead busy lives, increased physical activity can enhance your life and allow you to keep up with the many demands placed on your time. Obviously, exercise provides a health benefit, but it offers other positives as well.
Regular exercise will help you take off extra weight and feel better; however, it also provides additional pluses, including:
Fighting illness and disease
When you work out routinely, you reduce your risks for heart disease, stroke, high blood pressure, high cholesterol, type 2 diabetes, arthritis and osteoporosis. Additionally, being in good shape can help you fight off sicknesses like colds or the flu.
Not only is it more fun to walk, run, or lift weights with someone else, you can use that time to catch up with a friend, relative or spouse.
Strengthening your heart
Your cardiovascular system will work more efficiently and get stronger if you incorporate a fitness routine into your life at least three to four times a week.
Improving brain power
When you exercise, your body functions better and so does your mind. Physical activity increases serotonin in the brain, which enhances mental clarity.
Though you may feel anxious about fitting a workout into your busy life, once you actually become more active, you will probably experience more overall happiness and contentment.
Consistent exercise is one component of healthy living. At North Texas Cosmetic Surgery, Dr. Greenberg wants our patients to enjoy lasting beauty and overall wellness, so we encourage habits that promote these goals.