Benefits of Exercise

Image Caption : Regular exercise to maintain a healthy weight will decrease the chances of a heart attack.

Benefits of Exercise

Physical activity is critical for the health of your body. The risks posed to your health by a sedentary lifestyle are similar to those posed by hypertension, high blood triglyceride and cholesterol levels, and obesity.

Why is physical activity so necessary? Your body was designed for movement. By moving your limbs and muscles, you massage your tissues and organs, bringing them oxygen and nutrients. Lymph must be moved through physical activity alone as there is no other pumping mechanism to circulate lymph fluid. Physical activity gets everything moving in your body: blood, oxygen, nutrients, cellular respiration.


  • Raises level of endorphins for a feeling of well being and reduces stress
  • Combats chronic disease and disorders like hypertension
  • Accelerates your metabolism and helps control weight
  • Improves heart and lung functioning, thereby increasing endurance and improving the efficiency of circulation throughout your body
  • Improves sleep
  • Gives you more energy
  • Improves sex
  • Decreases levels of LDL cholesterol and increases levels of HDL cholesterol
  • Lowers risk of heart attack and stroke
  • Increases flexibility and range of motion

The material on this site is for informational purposes only and is not intended as medical advice. It should not be used to diagnose or treat any medical condition. Consult a licensed medical professional for the diagnosis and treatment of all medical conditions and before starting a new diet or exercise program. If you have a medical emergency, call 911 immediately.