Skip to Content

Is Exercise Really Important?

If you do not need to lose weight, you might think you have no reason to exercise.  Losing weight and maintaining your ideal weight will occur when you exercise regularly, but there are other reasons you should be exercising every day.

Your Health 

Exercising is important to your health.  It is good for your heart, your muscles, your limbs, and your blood-sugar levels.  When you make exercising part of your daily life, you will be healthier.  Daily exercise can even reduce your risk of heart disease and diabetes.

Your Mood

After you finish a workout, you feel better.  You feel good about yourself, and you are in a good mood.  If you are bothered by minor anxiety or depression, exercising can improve your mental health.  You can be happier, and have a happier life.

Exercising Is For Everybody

Regardless of age, gender, health, or personal preferences, there are so many types of exercise that everyone can find something they enjoy.

There are many workout videos currently available.  You can buy exercise equipment so you can work out in your own home.  You can hire a personal trainer, or sign up for group classes at your local gym.  You can join the gym and work out whenever it is convenient for you.

Informal exercise is great, if you do it on a regular basis.  Use your bicycle or walk for transportation.  Take up a sport, or swim in your backyard pool.

Exercising can be fun for your entire family, too.  When you teach your children or your younger siblings how to incorporate exercise into their daily lives, they will be learning good habits that can benefit them for the rest of their lives.  When they have a good time exercising when they are young, they will never want to avoid it when they are older.

The Best Time To Start 

The best time to begin any new, healthy habit is today.  Even if you have had a sedentary lifestyle for many years, you can start something new immediately.

Start by considering the forms of exercise you like the most, and decide how to fit it into your daily schedule.  Early in the morning, lunchtime, and late evening are some ideas to consider.

The sooner you start, the sooner you will experience the benefits of exercise.  Never allow a day to pass without doing something for your health.  It is fun, and it is good for you.