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Why is exercise important for me?

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Why is exercise important for me?
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June 9th, 2019 4:54pm
i used to exercise with the goal of losing weight, but over time, i've started to realize that there are lots of other reasons why exercise is really important and good for me (and everyone else). exercise is a way to help me get stronger, have better cardiovascular health, and improve my mood. exercise releases endorphins, which definitely improves my mental health and makes me feel better. beyond that, i'm a huge proponent of self-care. as much as i love face masks and massages, there are lots of acts of self-care that can be done on a regular basis (like exercise!) so, to sum up, exercise is great on a physiological level, for your mood and mental health, and because it's a way to take care of yourself and show your body that you love it (or are trying to get to that point)
August 3rd, 2016 10:34am
Exercise is important for many different reasons! It could be for personal reasons, to keep healthy, or for work to keep fit and active. But most importantly, regardless of what you are exercising for, it is a key part to maintaining a healthy mind.
November 13th, 2016 7:44pm
There are so many benefits to exercise, both physical and emotional! In addition to increasing your muscle and making you stronger, exercise can help relieve stress, boost self esteem, and for me it makes a big difference for making my life feel more "put together". Although some people say it's boring, it doesn't have to be if you find the right way to implement it into your lifestyle, which is different for everyone.
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May 25th, 2018 2:35am
Exercise is very important because you need it to stay healthy, especially for your heart. Not exercising can ultimately lead to heart attacks and strokes. Not excercising also increases your risk of high blood pressure and diabetes.
October 2nd, 2020 10:51am
Exercise is defined as any movement that makes your muscles work and helps your body to burn calories. There are many types of physical activity, including swimming, running, jogging, walking and dancing, to name a few. Being active has been shown to have many health benefits, both physically and mentally. Exercise doesn't have to be any hard core Cardio or weight trainings, any simple physical workout that you may enjoy doing counts and matters too. Some benefits of exercise are -: It improve your mood and decrease feelings of depression, anxiety and stress. Daily physical activity is essential to maintaining a healthy weight and reducing the risk of chronic disease. Help in sleeping better etc. Exercise helps us improve our lifestyle and is good for all aspects of our health , physical as well as mental. It's nice to spend a few hours a week on some physical activity of our choice for healthy living :)
May 31st, 2018 2:17pm
You are special being and you deserve to be happy, healthy and living every moment of your life in the best way you can. Exercise has many positive impacts on your life. your emotions, your mood, your energy levels, physically, it can boost your self-esteem. Try different things to find the thing you most enjoy doing, something fun that doesn't feel like a chore. I personally am not a gym person. However, I love yoga, stretching and attending dance classes. I have attended different styles of dance to see which ones I enjoy the most. have fun with it. experiment. Try new things. you deserve it.
September 3rd, 2016 12:55am
Exercise is important to me because it helps with fat loss and helps keep the muscle on! It also helps chase away the blues and the physical effects of anxiety.
May 30th, 2018 5:52pm
exercise has MANY benefits. Although you won’t see results right away, your body in the inside is thanking you. Whether is stretching, cardio, especially drinking water is important!
August 17th, 2019 4:57pm
I may assume you mean physical exercise. Exercise has proven to have numerous health benefits. We can first take a look at what happens if you don't exercise. You have a higher risk of getting heart disease, becoming obese, feeling breathlessness, having lack of energy, higher chance to get depressed, lack of mobility, lack of strength, lack of endurance, high blood pressure, osteoporosis and bad posture. Most of these can be easily managed and lower the risk with exercise. Exercise has also been proven to be more effective than some anti depressants. It's a great way to explore new things in life and gain a lot of health benefits, that can be very difficult to manage without exercise. It can also be a social thing, where you get to make new friends! Ofc a healthy life is non existent if everything else is screwed up, like sleep, sufficient diet and rest. But exercise still serves an important role in our lives. Humans are built to move, and with the growing of paasive jobs, exercise becomes even more important to consider in our daily lives! I don't think it's rational to play with your health and risk all of those things i listed, plus another page full of risks for no good reason. Ofc if you have some sort of disability or such, it can be more difficult, but there's always some way everyone can do physical exercise! You will thank yourself when you're a grandma/grandpa and still are able to walk and move, instead of sitting all day every day!
September 28th, 2019 11:44am
When you exercise you do good to your health, mental and physical. You're starting feeling more sexy, cool and relaxed. It wil take sometime until you have the desirable results, but if you can at least try you'll notice that exercise gives you a strength so different. Your mood will change. The skin will be more flexible and your daily or weekly program will be more interesting. Through exercise you'll definately combat stress and you can also meet other people who do so to share this. You can set a goal of 10' a day or 3 hours a week. Find a gym that suits you, go for aerobics, or track n field, start dancing, pilates or even yoga. Take care. xxx
May 17th, 2020 12:01pm
Exercise is really helpful in overcoming anxiety, depression, and other mental illnesses. It is been proven time and again by many of the researchers. The fact that exercise is necessary to maintain a healthy lifestyle is known to all of us. It not only helps us physically but mentally too. I personally workout on a regular basis with two days off a week or so. It is beneficial to workout consistently rather than doing it vigorously for a week and then doing nothing at all. I try to maintain a healthy lifestyle by including an hour of exercise daily. Many people find it difficult to go to the gym due to their busy schedule or work at the offices but I highly recommend working out at your own pace in the comfort of your home. There are quite a lot of amazing apps out there that come in handy with an easy UI that not only gives the diet chat but also helps to track your progress. And tracking progress is something that keeps me going!
July 28th, 2016 10:16pm
Exercise is a great stress reliever. Keeps me in shape and healthy. Exercise can improve quality of ife
July 30th, 2016 12:37pm
We eat what we want and live our lives how we want, so the only way to live longer in that kinda lifestyle is to exercise. Exercising lets you loose the fats that you don't need, gives you good blood flow and high metabolism rate. Also keeps you fit and healthy.
July 31st, 2016 10:05pm
It keeps your body healthy! Exercise also releases endorphins which literally make you happier, too.
August 3rd, 2016 12:42pm
Our bodies were meant to move, they actually crave exercise. :D Regular exercise is necessary for physical fitness and good health. Stretching exercises are also important for good posture. Exercise increases blood flow and oxygen levels in the brain. And it makes you feel good :)
August 3rd, 2016 9:59pm
Exercise is very important for people. It not only burns calories and can help you get in shape, it also can help emotion-wise. When you're angry, exercising can help you calm down and think reasonably. It can also make you feel like you've accomplished something, once you are finished.
August 3rd, 2016 11:48pm
It keeps me skinny, keeps me fit, makes me look and feel more attractive in myself. Simply walking can boost your morale and self esteem
August 6th, 2016 1:23am
Exercise can help with depression, stress, and anxiety. It also can help you be healthier and with the help of diet (not starvation) and a good sleep schedule.
August 7th, 2016 4:10pm
Because it helps increase endorphins, improves personal satisfaction with life. it helps me to reach more goals and feel more stable.
August 11th, 2016 4:40pm
Exercise is helpful in so many ways. It's fun, keeps you moving and also healthy! Personally, I'm not too big on your classic gym type exercise. However, I LOVE dancing and taking walks and riding my bike. Exercise is important to me because I also have arthritis so I have to keep myself moving. Also, you can lose weight, woohoo!
August 12th, 2016 1:19pm
Exercise is very important to me because it keeps me energized,healthy&happy it also can teach me how time matters & if I can manage my weight I could manage anything else
August 18th, 2016 1:39am
It helps you in bothe physical and mental ways. Without it, you won't be half as happy as you should be!
August 21st, 2016 8:58am
its not just about that physical fitness you gain when you train or workout its the mental growth,the mind-body connection and the nutrition which is important.
August 21st, 2016 8:27pm
Exercise is important because it strengthens your mind and body. Through exercise, your immune system can better fight off infections. Exercise can help you relieve stress, and boost your self-esteem. The better you feel the better you function!
August 24th, 2016 4:04am
Exercise is important for me because I need to take care of myself. It is a way to take care of my health and keeps me alert and energetic. Exercise also helps me vent out destructive thoughts and emotions, like anger, frustration, even sadness.
August 24th, 2016 9:23pm
Exercise is super important! It is important physically, it helps to keep your heart healthy and your body strong. Exercise also helps to improve your mood, behavior, and sleep patterns.
August 25th, 2016 2:20am
Exercise is a very important thing for not just you but every human being to be doing. Exercise keeps the body healthy, helps us deal with stress anxiety and depression, and even helps you prevent diseases. Exercising may seem like a boring and hard thing to do but it must be integrated into your daily life in order to live out many years happily. Another thing that should be done alone with exercising is eating healthy. Eating healthy allows the body to work its best and fiction properly. Ways to make exercise fun is to play a sport, exercise with a group of friends, or listen to music. A way to eat healthy is to create meals that you know that you will enjoy eating. Instead of eating a plain boring banana eat it with some peanut butter. Also you can make small changes in your diet like instead of a Yoplait strawberry yogurt that has 18 grams of sugar in it switch it out for a Light And Fit strawberry yogurt that has only 8 grams of sugar in it. The two yogurts will taste exactly the same but the Light And Fit is healthier. Small changes like this throughout your diet will help you and your body out greatly along with exercising. I hope this answered your question :)
August 25th, 2016 12:38pm
Exercise is important because it produces the release of endorphins in your body, these produce feelings of happiness. Another great reason is that exercise helps your physical condition and finally it makes your body look great!
August 31st, 2016 7:55pm
exercise is important for me because it is supposed to be good for for maintaining good bodily functions.
September 1st, 2016 8:25pm
You need exercise to maintain a healthy body and lifestyle. Staying in shape will help you live longer and live life to the fullest. When you exercise, you also lower your risk to different diseases.