The Benefits of Exercise

During our lives, the more we demand from our bodies – our muscles, heart, bones and lungs – the stronger and more physically fit they all will become. It is key to remember that when we do not keep active with out bodies then they begin to deteriorate. The benefits of physical fitness are both physical as well as mental. Staying physically fit also protects you from disease. Another key aspect is wellness, and keeping all aspects of it balanced.

Physical Benefits of Fitness
• Increased life expectancy
• Increased resistance in fatigue
• Quicker recovery from illness and injury
• Increased lean body mass
• Decreased body fat
• Improved cardiac function
• Decreased risk of dying from cardiovascular disease
• Control of blood pressure levels
• Improved regulation of blood clotting
• Strengthened tendons, ligaments, bones and muscles

Mental Health and Well-Being Benefits
• Improved quality of life
• Reduced symptoms of stress
• Improved appearance and self-image
• Tension relief
• Increased energy levels