The benefits of making time in your day for exercise

Like meditation, there are so many benefits to exercise. If you plan to live a happy and healthy life, I highly recommend you incorporate daily exercise into your life. Here are 5 reasons to exercise:

1. Reduce stress levels. Stress is to blame for many health problems in society. It’s also deadly. Exercise can help alleviate the symptoms of stress and make you feel much more relaxed. It’s a great way to unwind and take a break from work and family worries. Even thirty minutes of walking after work can make you feel ten times better than when you left the office.

2. Burn excess calories that you’ve consumed over the course of the day. Many people overeat every day hence the obesity epidemic going around. By taking some exercise every day you immediately reduce your chances of becoming obese. If you’re already overweight a dose of daily exercise can help you shed those excess kilograms and make you feel more positive about your body.

3. Improve your sleeping patterns by getting more quality sleep. Exercise uses up energy and it makes you feel energized. It also allows for a good nights’ sleep. It will be much easier to fall asleep and sleep through the night if you’ve managed to fit in some exercise to your day. You’ll be able to train your body to sleep a certain amount of hours which will give you the stamina to work and exercise at your best.

4. Relax by having some time to do something for you. Most people use up their time doing things for others. At work it’s for their boss. At home it’s for their families and loved ones. Exercise gives you the time to do something for yourself which is just as important as doing things for others. No one is going to take better care of you than you can of yourself. Exercise is all about you, make the most of it.

5. Food tastes better after a good workout. Food is supposed to be enjoyed but if you’re always eating and not taking the time to burn off the food and give your body a chance to go hungry, your meals won’t taste the same. Making the time to exercise every day helps you burn calories and feel hungry. During hunger your meals will be much tastier and probably even healthier than if you miss a workout.