We are all stubborn one way or the other. But one thing that almost all of us may be stubborn about is about our own personal health. Based from personal experience and from hearing it from others, advices that is towards our health are often overlooked, snubbed and even laughed about.
So, let’s talk about exercise. It’s something that all of us admits that we need, but we often forget about. I believe that is because we have a shallow understanding of how exercise really helps us. We think that exercise is all about losing weight. But here are some facts that you may not have heard yet on why it’s important to maintain an active lifestyle:
⦁ Exercise is good for the brain
When we hear about exercise, we can almost feel the sweat, the sore and the pain that comes with it. But little do we know that exercising has also been proven to improve brain function. When you take a jog, or any type of physical activity, it helps increase the blood flow all throughout the body and when that happens, oxygen freely travels to the brain faster. Asides from that, the hippocampus, which is the part of the brain that controls memory and learning is especially active when exercising – which means you can be smarter when you exercise. Just don’t get too excited as you may end up more tired than smart if you go for heavy workouts before a big exam.
⦁ Exercise will help you fight stress
Stress is the number 1 killer in the society today. Chronic stress, which is stress that is build up over time does a lot of harm in our bodies that may eventually be fatal. One natural way to fight that stress is through exercise. Exercise releases happy hormones which helps us lighten up and is a natural antidepressant.
⦁ Exercise protects you from sickness
The immune system benefits when we exercise. That is because the regulation of the nutrients that cells need to fight off sickness can easily make its way the whole body if we constantly maintain an active routine. Plus, a recent study found out that those who does not do any exercise are twice as much to be affected by common colds. ⦁ Exercise protects you from sickness – The immune system benefits when we exercise. That is because the regulation of the nutrients that cells need to fight off sickness can easily make its way the whole body if we constantly maintain an active routine. Plus, a recent study found out that those who does not do any exercise are twice as much to be affected by common colds.
⦁ Exercise can help you boost your confidence level
Exercise not only helps on the inside but it of course takes an effect on the outside as well. When we exercise, we can keep our bodies toned which makes us more attractive. ⦁ Exercise can help you boost your confidence level – Exercise not only helps on the inside but it of course takes an effect on the outside as well. When we exercise, we can keep our bodies toned which makes us more attractive.
I must admit, these 4 things about exercise may have been something that you’ve already heard or read a couple of times. But I believe we all must be reminded of the same things so that we can realize how important it is. But on a very serious note, exercise is important not only for your body, but for those you care about.
When we take care of ourselves, we benefit others. Some of us may be the bread winners, the sole provider, the key person, or even the only hope of someone. Neglecting our health is neglecting those people. Choose to be wise in your health, because your life is important to others.
Exercise is fun and games, until your muscles start to sore! But fear not, Oleia can help with the pain that comes from exercising. Muscle pains, and other joint pains can be easily treated by applying Oleia. See it work as fast as 15 minutes.
About The Author
Manuel is a guy who loves books. He enjoys reading and does it whenever he can. If he’s not reading, he spends time with his family and also ministers to teenagers in a local church. He does public speaking and talks about issues concerning the youth and young professionals. An Oleia topical oil user and content contributor.