Thursday, July 28, 2011

Exercise and Why We Do It

Exercise is any physical activity involved in maintaining or improving the body’s physical health and wellness.  Many people are physically active for a variety of reasons that include weight loss or maintenance, improving athletic performance, gaining muscle strength, improving cardiovascular endurance, and pure enjoyment.  Those who make exercise a part of their lifestyle can benefit by helping to prevent heart disease, cardiovascular disease, Type II Diabetes, obesity, and depression. 
Physical exercise is known to reduce an individual’s stress levels by releasing feel good endorphins that distract you from your daily worries.  And since one may often have an increased perception of body image through exercise, as well as increased self-esteem, sex drive is also increased. 
Are you still looking for a reason to exercise?


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