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The benefits of exercise can be vast, varied and dramatic. Whether you are young or old, male or female, big or small, strong or weak. Everybody can gain through bodyweight exercise routines.
Here are just a few plusses
A Longer Life
help with weight loss
Extra sex appeal
It can Strengthen the heart and Lungs
It gives you confidence, motivation and discipline
It Improves your mood
And best of all it can be great fun.
Oh! and did I mention extra sex appeal?
And that’s just the quick list.
The reality is exercise can completely change your life.
If you think I am exaggerating, read on and I will show you not only the physical benefits of doing regular exercise, but the mental benefits as well.
So let’s start at the beginning
What are the physical benefits of doing regular exercise? Well most of us know that exercise is good for us and we should all take part in some form of it. But did you know?
Exercise can help control chronic diseases. Yes one of the benefits of exercise is it can lower cholesterol and prevent osteoporosis and high blood pressure.
Another bonus of exercise is it helps you lose or control your weight. As I am sure most of us know by now, exercise will help you if you are trying to lose weight or simply maintain it. Yes it has to be combined with a healthy eating plan but it is still a vital part of the jigsaw.
It improves strength, balance and general physical ability with exercises such as the one leg squat.
Your performance in any sport will vastly improve with regular exercise.
The life expectancy of anyone who regularly exercises is dramatically increased.
Now the two most important benefits of exercise.
It gives you extra sex appeal whether you are male or female
If you follow the right training program exercise can be great fun.
what about the mental benefits of exercise
Had a bad day at the office or stressed looking after the kids? Nothing relieves the stress more than a 30 minutes of exercises such as the dragon flag.
Because when you exercise your brain releases natural pain killing chemicals called endorphins which promote a feeling of happiness and euphoria.
Also for 30 minutes or so, your mind can become completely fixed on one thing i.e. you and the problems of every day life can be put to one side. Surly that alone is enough reason to exercise.
You also have more energy and better sleep patterns. This makes us all feel better and can be very useful for people suffering from depression.
Confidence is another one of the benefits of exercise. Nothing improves confidence like success, so when you commit to your exercise program and succeed – as I know you will – I guarantee your confidence will be sky high and you will be ready to take on the world.
Motivation and focus are 2 more pluses because as you progress through your training program and see the results, you will have all the motivation and focus you need not just for exercise but for life as well, remember nothing breeds success like success. For more fantastic advice check out www.taekwondo-information.org were a family of martial arts students go into great detail about what the physical and mental benefits of taekwondo training could be for you.
Greater career opportunities It might surprise you, but another one of the pluses of exercise is more varied career opportunities. For example, the armed forces, the police, coaching the sport you love or even becoming a sports teacher are all possibilities and all require that you are reasonably fit yourself so begin to today with exercises such as the Lalanne push up.
I hope you can see that the benefits of exercise are huge.
You are capable of extraordinary things.
So go forth and conquer.
Remember you are only limited by your imagination.