Exercise is an important aspect of maintaining good health – even if you’ve accomplished your ideal weight and are fit. Studies have shown that even if you are in the ‘acceptable weight’ category, those who lead a sedentary lifestyle will have the same risk of suffering from heart disease and other ailments that plague an overweight individual.
Simply appearing to be healthy is not the be-all-end-all. Apart from shedding those few pounds, there are numerous benefits to having a regular workout regime. Here are just a few reasons to do so!
Combats Health Conditions and Diseases
Just as we’ve mentioned previously, exercise can help you scale down the risk of developing several ailments, including heart disease and arthritis. The relationship between physical activity and immunity is a rather tight-knit one. Regular exercise is known to enhance vaccination response and increase the production of T-cells (a type of white blood cells). Not only does it help to flush out bacteria from your respiratory tract and lungs, but it also helps to slow down body ageing. Thus, the chances of ailments that are linked to old age such as Alzheimer’s disease, osteoporosis and some cancers are also significantly reduced.
It Enhances Your Mood
If you ever feel down in the dumps and are in need of an emotional booster, there’s nothing better than sweating and blowing off some steam. Exercise is not a mere physical activity but also a mood booster! It triggers feel-good hormones such as endorphins, dopamine and serotonin. Your body will then react positively and it will automatically make you feel happier and much more relaxed.
Boosts Your Energy Levels
It may seem somewhat ironic and bizarre, but expending energy during an exercise routine will actually increase your energy levels! Whilst the study of the relationship between exercise and energy isn’t conclusive at the moment, a study done by University of Georgia researches has found that the sample group of volunteers who engaged in low-intensity workout experience a 65 percent drop in fatigue. That is not to say that the more you work out, the less exhausted you’d be as there is no correlation between the fatigue levels and the frequency of your workouts.
In fact, you can also engage in intense exercise and the results will be the same – albeit, the extent of it will be smaller. Compared to a 65 percent drop, the studies found that those who engaged in an intense workout will enjoy only 49 percent decrease – which is still a significant improvement, we’ll say!
Manages Your Weight
The glaring benefits to exercise is ultimately better management of your weight. Exercise burns calories, fats and ultimately increases your body metabolism. This spells two good news – not only will you burn calories during your workout, but you’d do so even a few hours post-exercise! This, amongst many other reasons, is why exercise has been included in many weight loss programs in Singapore!
Regular exercise is a practice that should be implemented on a weekly basis, even if it’s 10 minutes for twice a week. However, if you wish to speed things up a little faster, you may want to consider trying Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) slimming treatments.
TCM slimming treatments gives you the benefits of good health by managing the body’s energy flow and the balancing of the Yin and Yang. Rooted in practice that has lasted for centuries, the foods and treatments will promote weight loss, improvements in both health and mood! For those who are looking for a non-invasive procedure to supplement your exercise regime, TCM treatments may just be the one for you.