We all know that exercise is beneficial to our physical and mental health. However, there is a significant distinction between knowing that we should exercise on a regular basis and actually doing so. Life is hectic, and it’s often difficult to generate the mindset to get one’s body moving. As a result, we’ve compiled a short list of interesting information about exercise to help motivate one another to maintain those fitness levels in 2022.
So you’ve arrived at the correct location if you needed a bit of extra motivation to exercise. Let’s take a look at some of the interesting facts about working out.
- Exercise increases levels of HDL cholesterol in your body. HDL is the GOOD cholesterol, which removes the bad cholesterol and plaque in your arteries!
- 200 muscles are in use when you take a single step forward.
- Regular exercise is required to prevent losing muscle strength. Lack of regular exercise causes a loss of up to 80% of muscle strength by the age of 65. So don’t quit.
- Regular exercise helps keep blood pressure and cholesterol levels in check, which drastically reduces your risk of heart disease.
- Exercise causes the release of endorphins, which are chemicals responsible for elevating your mood, which ultimately improves mental health.
- Physical activity increases the rate of metabolism, which allows your body to burn calories even at rest.
- Since muscle burns three times the number of calories than fat, having more muscle allows the consumption of more calories.
- Exercising allows you to receive a better quality of sleep as it relaxes your mind and body.
- The knee is most susceptible to injury while exercising as it is the most complex joint in the body, so consider mixing low impact exercises into your regime.
- While running, the pressure on your feet is about 3 to 4 times your body weight with every step. Good shoes and form are crucial. Trade off for a nature hike once in a while.
- Dehydration reduces your performance while exercising. Skip the sugary sports drinks and drink that water!
- The heart beats about 100,000 times a day and is, therefore, the most worked muscle in your body. Exercising will increase that rate, so you’re giving your ticker a workout too.
- There is a lot of new research suggesting that exercise improves your immune system and helps you fight bacteria and viruses.
Exercising has so many advantages and should be a huge priority in your daily life. It improves your overall well-being and contributes to your productivity and self-esteem. These are arguably very important factors in your life and should be nurtured. Exercise is the kind of ‘me time’ that everyone needs to enjoy life to the fullest.