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Why is Exercise Important for Your Health?

Why is Exercise Important for Your Health?

It has been proven over the years that regular exercise is linked to good health. Exercise and physical therapy have immediate and long-term health benefits, and regular activity can improve your quality of life.

Muscles and Bones

Bones are living tissue that responds to exercise and becomes stronger. People over 20 years old can help prevent bone loss with regular exercise. Regular exercising maintains muscle strength, coordination, and balance, which in turn helps to prevent falls and related fractures.

Exercise plays a vital role in maintaining strong muscles and bones. Weight lifting and other forms of exercise can stimulate muscle building when paired with adequate protein intake.

Hormones are released through exercising that promote the ability of your muscles to absorb amino acids, which helps them grow and reduces their breakdown.

In the aging process, people lose muscle mass and function, which can lead to injuries and disabilities. Incorporating regular physical activity is essential to reducing muscle loss and maintaining strength as you age.

Exercise also helps build bone density when you’re younger, in addition to helping prevent osteoporosis later in life.

Reduce Pain

For many people, chronic pain can be completely debilitating, but exercise can actually help reduce the pain. For many years, rest and inactivity have been recommended for treating chronic pain. Now, recent studies prove that exercise helps relieve chronic pain.

Reduce Risk of Disease

A primary cause of chronic disease is the lack of regular physical activity. Regular exercise improves cardiovascular fitness, insulin sensitivity, and body composition decreases blood pressure and reduces blood fat levels.

Weight Loss

Inactivity can be a significant factor in weight gain and obesity. Exercising, digesting food, and maintaining body functions like your heartbeat and breathing.

Many studies show that combining resistance training with aerobic exercise can maximize fat loss and muscle mass maintenance, which is essential for keeping the weight off

Skin Health

Regular moderate exercise is healthy by increasing your body’s production of natural antioxidants, which help protect cells. It can also stimulate blood flow and induce skin cell adaptations that can help delay the appearance of skin aging.

Relaxation and Sleep

To be able to relax and sleep better, add regular exercise to your routine.

Brain Health and Memory

Another benefit of exercising is that it can improve your brain function and protect memory and thinking skills. The exercise increases your heart rate, which promotes the flow of blood and oxygen to your brain.

Increase Energy Levels

For both healthy individuals and those with medical conditions, exercise can be an energy booster. Exercise can significantly increase energy levels for people suffering from chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS), cancer, HIV/AIDS, multiple sclerosis, and other illnesses.

Hillandale Primary Care & Laser Center is owned and operated by Dr. Saira Tariq Niaz, who is a board-certified family physician with offices in Lithonia and Lawrenceville Georgia. Hillandale Primary Care provides patient-focused, compassionate healthcare of the highest quality to each patient and delivers acute and chronic healthcare to patients of all ages. We are passionate about preventive medicine and encourage each of our patients to take an active role in maintaining overall health and wellbeing. Call today at 770.322-9660 or request an appointment.