The Benefits of Physical Activity
Everyone knows that physical activity and exercise will help to increase your overall health. Regardless of your age and gender any physical activity you perform, you will have numerous health benefits. If you still need convincing, check out the following list of benefits for your body and mind.
Your Overall Health: Exercise immensely improves general overall health. Regular exercise can help to lower high cholesterol, blood pressure, triglyceride levels and the risk of a heart attack. By getting these levels within the normal range, you drastically reduce your chance of cardiovascular disease.
Promote Healthy Body Weight: Exercise along with diet plays a big part in controlling your weight and preventing obesity. The addition of exercise in your day will help to shed those extra pounds. Just make sure you are burning more calories than you are taking in!
Energy Boost: Ever sit at work and get that 2:30 p.m. drowsy feeling? Exercise will increase your energy throughout the day and leave that mid-afternoon drowsy feeling in the past.
Improvements in Sleep: Exercise will actually increase the time you spend in a deep sleep. By being in deep sleep, your body is able to improve its immune system while also helping to reduce and control stress and anxiety.
Increase in Muscle Strength, Bone Strength, and Flexibility: One of the main reasons people decide to exercise is to increase strength and flexibility. Becoming stronger and more flexible will help everyday tasks become easier while also playing a role in reduced risk of injury.
Brain Health: Not only does exercise help create strength and improve overall health, but it can increase brain health as well. Exercise will help memory as well as your ability to focus. Chemicals are released in the brain during exercise. These chemicals increase brain cell health and the growth of new blood vessels and in turn creates better blood flow in the brain.
These examples are only a few of the benefits that exercise can provide. It also can boost your mood, increase self-esteem and increase productivity at work. The biggest benefit of all is that you will live a happier and longer life. All of these benefits can happen simultaneously while exercising. You will notice a drastic improvement in your quality of life. If you are new to exercise, please make sure you consult a physician before starting a new program. Remember, it doesn’t all happen right away so make sure you set realistic goals, stay focused and work on creating the best version of you.
Visiting one of our locations in Ormond Beach, Hilton Head or Branson? There are fun activities such as Beach Walk (Ormond Beach), Aqua Fitness (Hilton Head), and Adult Lap Swim (Branson). Please ask the Front Desk for our Resort Activities Schedule or visit spinnakerresorts.com, choose Destinations then click on the resort where you are staying and select the Resort Activities tab. Enjoy!