10 benefits of regular exercise
You may live longer
Studies link even 5 to 10 minutes of vigorous exercise or 15 minutes of moderate exercise every day can lower the risk of death from any cause.
Enhanced cognitive function
Exercise improves focus and attention, as well as motor reaction time.
Good for your mood
Exercise can lift your mood by decreasing symptoms of anxiety and depression by washing your brain with mood-enhancing neurochemicals.
Protection for your heart
The heart is a muscle. Exercises help the heart become more efficient and better able to pump blood throughout the body.
A workout during the day can help you to get better sleep. Exercises also increase time spent in deeper stages of sleep, allowing for more restorative sleep.
Exercise helps keep the bones strong by increasing bone mineral density levels.
Exercise boosts your ability to do everyday tasks, walking, climbing stairs, carrying groceries, lifting luggage overhead, moving a couch or playing with your children.
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Lower risk of cancer
The American Cancer Society says that physical activity is linked to a lower risk of 13 types of cancer, including the colon, breast, endometrial and liver.
Reduced risk of diabetes
Regular exercise is linked with a 26 percent reduction in the risk of developing type 2 diabetes, says an October 2016 analysis in Diabetologia.
Information courtsey: www.livestrong.com