People who live in Honolulu, HI, have the perfect setting for an active lifestyle. If you want to live a longer and healthier life, stay active. Exercise can help you stay healthier and reduce the risk of many chronic diseases. Not only is exercise good for your health, but it’s also good for the spirit. It can help you feel better about yourself and more confident. When you exercise, you’ll have more energy and walk taller. Your improved energy level also affects all areas of your life.
Burn off excess fat and prevent obesity with exercise.
Diet plays the most important role in preventing obesity, which is now the leading cause of preventable death. Exercising regularly is a close second. Exercise helps burn fat and build muscle tissue. The more muscle tissue you have, the easier it is to lose weight. Muscle tissue requires more calories to maintain than fat tissue does, so the more you have, the higher your resting metabolic rate. You’ll also burn calories as you exercise while boosting your energy, so you’ll be more active longer.
Exercise improves your gut microbiome.
What’s your microbiome? It’s the millions of microbes in your body. While few agree on how many microbes are in the body, scientists agree there are more microbes than cells. Microbes can be beneficial or harmful. The beneficial ones aid in digestion and trigger many functions throughout the body. They affect your mood, your weight, and even automatic functions by affecting major nerves. The more you exercise, the more beneficial microbes you have.
Exercise can help prevent osteoporosis.
When muscles tug on bones, the bones uptake more calcium to make them strong enough to endure the tug without breaking. If there isn’t enough muscle mass or you don’t do weight-bearing exercises that cause that tug, bones start losing calcium, which makes them porous and leads to osteoporosis. Around the age of 35, people start losing muscle mass, which continues for the rest of their life. That loss of muscle due to lack of exercise can cause osteoporosis. Studies show that exercise is as effective in increasing bone density as many medications. The only side effect it has is a healthier body.
- Exercise affects the number of stem cells throughout the body. You may have heard of fetal stem cells, but adults also continuously produce them and they’re used to repair the body. The number produced is boosted when you exercise.
- Exercise can help you look years younger. Not only does it help produce more stem cells, but it also makes telomeres longer. Health issues and aging occur when cells are damaged or die. Telomeres protect the DNA from damage so cells can replicate longer.
- A program of regular exercise helps reduce the risk of insulin resistance and type 2 diabetes. It aids in regulating blood sugar levels and improves insulin sensitivity.
- You’ll reduce pain when you exercise. Back pain often occurs because of weak core muscles. Exercising can help. Exercise can relieve the pain of arthritis. Acid reflux and breathing difficulties can occur due to poor posture, and exercising helps.
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