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8 reasons it is vital you exercise everyday

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In the last article I ran through a number of reasons for taking regular exercise and how it could benefit you with your health, productivity, creativity and even mood and anxiety. I want to explore those reasons and give you a little of the science behind my assertions. I am not a lone voice in the wilderness, these ideas are back by thousands of academic articles and years of research into the positive benefits of  regular daily exercise and good nutritional habits.


  1. Release of endorphins
    • Endorphins are the happy hormones and are released when we do any type of physical exercise. The endorphins released can help us combat stress as well as helping you to associate exercise as a positive, fun activity.
  2. Prevention of Cognitive decline
    • A regular exercise routine has been shown by the MoVIES Project as reported in the international journal, Alzheimers Disease and Associated Disorders, to offer some protection from cognitive decline. In the study, the group who were exercising at least five days per week, were negatively associated with a decline in cognitive function, i.e. the exercise appeared to protect them from cognitive decline.
  3. Weight management
    • The old adage, eat less and move more, is true. Exercising as part of a weight loss program is essential. Burning the calories that we put into our bodies faster than we consume them will see a reduction in weight. To boost the calorie burning effects of exercise for an extended period it has been shown that interval training is a good option. If, for instance,  your preferred exercise is 30 minutes of brisk walking each day, by breaking the walking with a minute of jogging, followed by 4 minutes of brisk walking this will enhance the number of calories you burn.
    • Similarly, it would be beneficial to include some strength exercises in your daily routine up to three times a week. This will give you two benefits: a toned firmer body and the increase in muscle mass will burn more calories.
  4. Reduce risk of heart disease, stroke and type two diabetes
    • Exercise is the miracle cure we’ve always had but ignored. This isn’t snake oil but a strong scientific fact – if we want to live a long and healthy life we have to exercise.
    • Physical activity can  boost self-esteem, mood, sleep quality and energy, as well as reducing your risk of stress, depression, dementia and Alzheimer’s disease.
    • The following statistics come from the NHS website.  It is medically proven that people who do regular physical exercise will have:
      • up to a 35% lower risk of coronary heart disease and stroke
      • up to a 50% lower risk of type 2 diabetes
      • up to a 50% lower risk of colon cancer
      • up to a 20% lower risk of breast cancer
      • a 30% lower risk of early death
      • up to an 83% lower risk of osteoarthritis
      • up to a 68% lower risk of hip fracture
      • a 30% lower risk of falls (among older adults)
      • up to a 30% lower risk of depression
      • up to a 30% lower risk of dementia (see above, number 2)
    • Isn’t this a good enough reason to get up and get moving?
  5. Sedentary Lifestyle can cause 1 in 10 premature deaths
    • Global inactivity has become a pandemic.
    • Researchers have published in The Lancet that lack of exercise causes as many as 1 in 10 premature deaths – about the same as caused by smoking tobacco.
  6. Exercise increases Productivity
    • Exercise has been shown to increase productivity. Physical exertion, exercise, increase the production of mitochondria in our cells which in turn increase the release of ATP, a chemical your body uses as energy.
    • The increase in ATP means you are, over time, you will have more energy to exert yourself physically, but also you will have more energy for your brain boosting mental output.
  7. Boost your creativity after exercise
    • Cognitive psychologist Professor Lorenza Colzato of Leiden University in The Netherlands has shown that people who exercise 4 or more times per week were able to think more creatively than those who led a more sedentary lifestyle.
    • When tested the volunteers who exercised regularly outperformed the sedentary candidates in a series of cognitive tests.
    • Exercising regularly may act as a cognitive enhancer that promotes creativity.
  8. Motivate yourself to exercise
    • One fitness magazine has listed a series of ways of motivating yourself to get up and moving.
    • These include:
      • Don’t put your work out clothes away, make them the first things you see when you wake up.
      • Buy more work clothes so you can’t use the excuse, ‘they’re in the wash’ as an excuse not to exercise.
      • Log your workouts so you can see your steady improvement.
      • If it’s possible, run to work and kill two birds with one stone.
      • Join an exercise class. Overtime as you make friends with other people in your class you are exercising and having fun with friends

These are all excellent reasons to exercise. They will offer you so many more benefits in your self-motivated life. Be the best that you can be.

Thank to my collegue from https://essayontime.com.au/research-paper to help me write those reasons above and to don’t miss any reason why you should train! Hope it’s useful for you!

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