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Did You Exercise Today?

Did You Exercise Today?

Strengthens lungs

Did You Exercise TodayEver notices how your breath becomes deeper while exercising? Exercise promotes full use of the lungs, thus reducing lung and chest congestion that occurs due to lymph accumulation. It also strengthens the lungs. Breathing deeply also increases the supply of oxygen to your bloodstream, as you are inhaling more air. Thus, while exercising, make sure you're in a pollution-free environment, or you'll be inhaling more
Carbon dioxide instead!

Increases respiration reserve

Some people start gasping inordinately easily. If you are one of those people who cannot climb a flight of stairs without panting, you are in dire need of a workout. Exercise helps build respiratory reserve and a better control of your breath. The greater your respiratory reserve, the greater your capacity to exercise. 

Builds muscle

Exercise helps build muscle. With improved muscle tone, you lose weight even when you are not exercising! Now isn't that good news? In addition, toned muscles look good. Of course, you don't have to develop peckers a la Salman Khan, but cutting down the flab around your upper arms and waist and developing a tight, toned look is definitely something to be desired. 

Strengthens the heart

Any form of aerobic exercise increases the rate of heartbeat in a person, for the duration of the exercise. This helps strengthen the heart. Studies have shown that less active people run a three times higher risk of suffering from a heart attack. Thus, one should combine any form of exercise (yoga, stretches, weights…) with some form of aerobic exercise. In order to strengthen the heart and thus obtain the maximum benefit of aerobic exercise, the activity undertaken should be maintained at that particular level for at least twenty minutes. Thus, if you are jogging, you should try and jog at the same speed for at least twenty minutes. Of course, this will not be possible immediately and you would have to slowly build up endurance. It would be best to begin with something you could do for twenty minutes continuously - at least initially. Thus, if you can't jog for twenty minutes continuously, go for a twenty-minute long brisk walk, MAINTAINING the speed. 

Burns calories

Exercise burns those excessive calories consumed, so if you indulged yourself by downing that rich chocolate pastry lathered with chocolate sauce, don't feel too guilty. Simply add an extra ten minutes to
your workout. 

Aids kidneys

Sweating helps eliminate waste matter. Exercise causes an increase in perspiration, thus facilitating the elimination of toxins. In this manner, exercise also helps take some pressure off the kidneys as it helps eliminate wastes. 

Improves circulation

Exercise improves blood circulation. Regular exercise also leads to an improvement in the quality of blood. Studies have shown that those who exercise on a regular basis - at least three times a week - have
improved hemoglobin, alkaline and protein levels, and have a higher red blood cell count

Inculcates discipline

Exercise helps inculcate a sense of routine, and it increase discipline and will power. The act of getting out of the house at a particular time everyday, and spending that time in strenuous physical activity day after day without giving up, is a great character builder. Thus encourage your child to exercise. Enroll your children in tennis lessons; encourage them to take up swimming or even dance. Give them an initial push till they get accustomed to the routine. You will be glad you did.

Increases emotional strength  

Exercise increases the production of endorphins, which are feel-good hormones. Ever heard of something called the 'runner's high'? This is a natural 'high' generated by a rush of endorphins into the system. Thus, a person who regularly exercises rarely falls victim to problems like chronic depression. Exercise not only promotes physical well-being, but it promotes emotional well-being too. It thus leads to a harmonious and well-rounded development of a person. 

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Ravint.6 years ago
This is my humble suggestion. I want you to post some simple exercises that can be done by busy people while doing other chores so that they do not miss out on exercising.
Mithilesh.6 years ago
I have a very hectic life. My workplace is far away and it takes 2 hrs in commuting. Due to this I am unable to exercise. I am feeling bad for myself.
Gayatr.6 years ago
A motivating article. Exercising has many benefits and it can prevent many diseases.
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