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The ultimate role exercise plays in your health

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Why is exercise important?

Exercise should be an essential part of your daily life. Not only will it improve your overall fitness and health but it can have a positive impact on your mental health as well. According to this study, an increase in exercise either aerobic or strength training has been showed to aid mental health issues drastically.

How long should I exercise?

For beginners, the duration of your exercise can be short and can be increased over time. For example, you could start exercising two to three times a week for 30 minutes. After a period of time, you can start exercising four to five times a week for about 45 to 60 minutes. Listen to your body and make adjustments along your fitness journey.

What exercises should I do?

This depends on what your goals are. If you want to improve your aerobic fitness i.e your cardiovascular health then activities such as running, cycling, swimming and jump ropes can be great ways to do that. However, if your goal is strength training, then lifting weights are the best option. To achieve a good overall fitness, incorporating both aerobic and strength training is recommended.

Where can I exercise?

Anywhere! well, not anywhere. You can’t exercise in a club but you can certainly exercise anywhere from the gym (where most people go) to your local park. Some parks have pull up bars and exercise machines that you can use if you don’t feel comfortable going to the gym yet. If you are more into aerobic activities like running, then the running or jogging in the park will be perfect for you. It’s better than running on the treadmill in a gym because you can get some fresh air.

Key Benefits of Exercise

It’s no doubt that exercise is good for you. There are several benefits of exercise, below are just a few.

  • Help you lose weight/gain weight (depending on your goals)
  • Improve your mood
  • Strengthen bones and muscles
  • Reduce your risk of chronic disease
  • Can help reduce pain


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