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The Many Benefits of Exercise and Physical Fitness

If you are thinking about starting an exercise program in order to achieve physical fitness, you should stop thinking and start exercising. Exercise and physical fitness results in a number of physical, and mental, benefits. These benefits will improve, and enhance, your quality of life in a number of ways. The sooner you get started, the sooner you will experience these benefits.

Fitness and Health

We all know that a fit body is a healthy body, but you may be surprised at how fitness and exercise can revolutionize your life. Exercise reduces a huge amount of health problems. Your chances of developing heart disease, high blood pressure, type 2 diabetes, and some types of cancers are drastically reduced the more you exercise. Exercise not only improves your muscle tone, but exercise also strengthens your lungs, your heart, and your bones. The risk of developing osteoporosis is greatly reduced when you exercise and improve your physical fitness. Exercise and physical fitness also decreases the severity of injuries that you may receive from, for example, falling or car accidents. A physically fit person also has a slower recovery time from injuries and surgeries.


 



Exercise, Fitness, and Your Mind

Along with the many health benefits of exercise and physical fitness, you will also experience a number of mental benefits as well. When you exercise, your brain releases endorphines into your blood stream. These endorphines can give you a natural high and are known for their mood enhancing effects. In addition to reducing the effects of depression and anxiety, exercise also improves the quality, and duration, of your sleep. When you are physically fit you also feel better about yourself; physical fitness results in an increase in your self esteem levels and can dramatically change how you live your life.

Exercise, Fitness, and Sex

If you are looking for additional motivation to help you start an exercise program consider this: exercise and physical fitness will improve your sex life. Feeling better about your body may help you to feel less inhibited in bed. Improved muscle tone and fitness results in stronger, and longer lasting, orgasms. If your sex life is limited due to physical exhaustion, exercise and fitness will boost your energy levels and sex will be more pleasurable.

Start Your Exercise Program Today

The sooner you start your exercise program, the sooner you will feel the mental, and health, benefits that result from being fit. It won't happen overnight, but it will happen. Your quality of life will be drastically improved when you are physically fit. Not only will your body benefit from exercise, but your mind will as well. Do not put off exercise another day, get started today and enjoy a healthier, more positive, you.