Monday, November 28, 2011

15 ways exercise sends your health soaring

Be happier at work - You can think more clearly, get more done, and interact more effectively. Less likely to miss work due to illness

Improve your vocabulary - Getting your heart pumping increases blood flow, delivering more oxygen to your brain. It also spurs new growth in the areas of the brain that control multitasking, planning and memory.
Get natural pain relief - exercise release endorphins and makes you less vulnerable to tiny tears in muslces and tendons.
Feel sexy at any size - the simple act of exercising can make you feel positive about how you look due to the release of feel good hormones. It can also increase your libido by increasing blood flow to your genitals

Lower dental bills - Those who exercise more regularly are less likely to produce periodontitis, a gum disease thats more common as you get older.
Unlock hidden energy - Moving your body increases energy and reduces fatigue. Regular exercise boost certain fatigue-fighting brain chemicals.
Shrink stress fat - exercise lower levels of hormones such as cortisol that pormote belly fat.
Slash cold risk - it boosts your immune system helping your body fight off cold bugs and other germs.
Improve vision - an active lifestyle can cut the risk of mucular degeneration
Reach the deep sleep zone - its shown that those who exercise more regularly get can average of 48 minutes more sleep a night

Never get diabetes - exercise improves the body's ability to release insulin and control blood sugar, therefore preventing diabetes.
Eliminate belly bloat - Increasing your heart rate and breathing stimulate the natural contractions of the intestinal muscle, helping to prevent constipation and gas buildup by expediting digestion.
Save your heart - exercise lowers your levels of c-reactive protein which is an imflammatory blood marker linked to heart disease
Add years to your life - being physically fit can actually change how your body works. Vigorous exercisers have longer telomeres, cellular biomarkers that shorten as we age compared with healthy adults who rarely work out.

Survive breast cancer - it not only reduces the risk but can save your life if you are diagnosed. Overweight women who were exercising more than 3 hours a week before they were diagnosed were 47% less likely to die than those who exercised less than a half hour per week.

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