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7 reasons why you should exercise

2.    Also, some experts state that exercise helps to combat chronic diseases and also non-insulin-dependent diabetes, obesity and back pain. Regular exercise can help you…

2.    Also, some experts state that exercise helps to combat chronic diseases and also non-insulin-dependent diabetes, obesity and back pain. Regular exercise can help you to prevent — or manage — high blood pressure. Regular exercise boosts high-density lipoprotein (HDL), or “good,” cholesterol while decreasing low-density lipoprotein (LDL), or “bad,” cholesterol. This one-two punch keeps your blood flowing smoothly by lowering the build-up of plaques in your arteries. By exercising regularly and making positive changes in your diet, you lower your cholesterol and blood pressure and greatly diminish the chances of having a heart attack.

3.    Exercise also helps you to manage your weight. This is easy to understand, as the more you exercise, the more calories you burn and this keeps your weight in control. So take the stairs instead of the elevator, walk during lunch breaks and also dedicating your time to workouts can be of great benefit.

4.    Similarly, exercise delivers oxygen and nutrients to your tissue. Research has shown that regular exercise helps your entire cardiovascular system i.e. helps the circulation of blood through your heart and blood vessels. In other words, work more efficiently and you’ll have more energy to do the things you enjoy.

5.    Exercise promotes better sleep. Do you struggle to fall asleep? Then boost your physical activity during the day. This may help you to boost your sleep at night. The timing is up to you — but if you’re having trouble sleeping, you might want to try late afternoon workouts. The natural dip in body temperature five to six hours after you exercise might help you to fall asleep.