We've all heard many times that exercise is good for you, but did you know it also helps you feel good? Getting the right amount of exercise – even just 30 to 60 minutes a day – can rev up your energy levels and help your mood.
Here are some of the reasons why:
- Exercise benefits every part of the body including the mind. The body produces endorphins, chemicals that help you feel happy. It can also help people with mild depression and low self-esteem.
- People who exercise burn more calories than people that don't. They look more toned and keep body at a healthy level.
- Exercising decreases risks to certain diseases and conditions, including type 2 diabetes and high blood pressure.
- Exercise and physical activity delivers oxygen and nutrients to your working muscles and helps your cardiovascular system work more efficiently. When your heart and lungs work more efficiently, you have more energy to go about your daily routine.