TO EXERCISE! Hey, like I haven't given you enough already, right? LOL. But exercise is serious business and does so many seriously good things for your body. As little as 15 minutes a day of exercise offers your body some excellent benefits. In fact, a recent study found that even that small amount of daily exercise reduces the risk of death from all causes. Hey, if just 15 minutes of exercise per day can do that, just imagine what the full-hour of exercise I recommend you get each day will do for you. But that's not all, get a load of what some other research has to say about the benefits of regular exercise.
Exercise improves memory.
Exercise improves memory. I've mentioned this one before. For more than a decade, researchers have linked exercise to better brain health over time. But get this, a new study found that just a single session of exercise can improve memory retention in the hours that follow a person's workout time. Experts speculate that exercise triggers the release of neurotransmitters in the brain that lead to the creation of certain proteins that encourage memory retention. Think about that the next time you can't remember where you left those car keys.
Mind-Body Benefits. A survey was publised last June of more than 500 respondents who regularly practice yoga. For 37% of those people who practice it, a better sense of spirituality was their primary reason for keeping the practice going. Those yoga disciples found themselves being more relaxed and mindful. I like the sound of that.
Exercise increases ENERGY.
Exercise increases ENERGY. In another report, men who cycled 20 minutes a day experienced a 166% increase in their energy levels, compared with only a 15% increase when they sat and did nothing for the same amount of time. The study size was small, but it's not the first to suggest exercise as a drug-free way to alleviate symptoms of fatigue. Feeling tired? Well, it turns out the energy boost you need could very well come from getting up and getting that body of yours moving by working out! Whodda thought?
Think I'm finished with the ever-growing list of reasons to make exercise a must-do part of your daily routine? Think again baby, because I've got more. So be sure and come back tomorrow when I'll have a few more things to tell you about the benefits of daily exercise. I've told you before, the list of reasons only seems to keep getting longer. There's no other way to put it, exercise is just plain-old good medicine, for your good health...for your body and soul! Uh, have you gotten in your exercise time today? See you tomorrow!