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Value of Regular Exercise and a Healthy Diet

Updated on July 1, 2020

Why Is It Important To Exercise Regularly and To Eat A Healthy Diet?

We all acknowledge the importance of exercising regularly for staying healthy, but cannot actually spare some time daily to practice it. We wonder how some people regularly find time for working-out while others can’t?

The answer is simple; you need to realize its importance and manage your time to make it a priority. Proper time management and discipline is required. Exercise should be given equal importance like other appointments on a calendar.

If you honestly try to improve the condition of your body and make the appropriate transition into a healthy lifestyle, then understand that a slow but steady approach is the key.

Why Is It Important To Exercise Regularly?

Exercising has a physiological effect on the body. It causes the discharge of endorphins. You will feel your mood boost and your emotional sense of well-being will improve. You feel more in control and as a result calmer.

Helps To Avoid Diseases:

Our bodies are designed for exercise. Regular work-outs are essential for physical fitness and good health. You can lower your risk of cancer, heart disease, diabetes, high blood pressure, and many other diseases. It can delay the aging process and improve your appearance.

Strengthens The Body and Tones Muscles:

Exercising with different forms of resistance will develop your body’s muscles, its bones, and in turn its ligaments. This will increase your strength and stamina. Your muscles become more toned and you will feel better and look better.

Manage Weight:

Regular exercise like a good abdominal workout, is a key to weight control as it burns calories.

Medically proven health benefits of regular exercise:

*35%, reduction of heart disease and stroke

*50%, reduction of colon cancer

*30%, reduction of dementia

*50%, reduction of your type 2 diabetes risk

*83%, reduction of osteoarthritis

*20%, reduction of your breast cancer risk

*30%, reduction of premature death

*68%, reduction of hip bone fractures

*30%, reduction of falls with the elderly

*30%, reduction of depression

The research shows that physical activity along with healthy diet can improve sleep quality, boost self-esteem, mood, and energy, and as well reduce your risk of stress, depression, dementia, and Alzheimer’s disease. It makes your body fitter, stronger, and more flexible.

When we talk of healthy eating, we mean consuming whole carbohydrates, high-quality proteins, heart-healthy fats, minerals, vitamins, and water. Minimizing intake of trans-fats, processed foods, and alcohol are also part of the healthy diet equation.

A proper diet helps you to maintain overall body functions, promotes optimal body weight, and helps in disease avoidance.

Why Is Eating Healthy Important?

Weight Loss and Management:

Besides the quality of the foods you consume, the quantity matters when considering good eating habits. Consuming more calories than that you burn, results in weight gain.

You’ll be less stressed:

There are certain foods with the capability to change our body’s level of stress hormones. Foods loaded with magnesium, omega-3s and vitamin C can help to lower cortisol levels in the body. Eating a diet loaded with protein, can help replace the body’s energy and keep the levels of cortisol in the normal range.

You will eat less:

When you are looking to eat healthy quality beats quantity every time. Fresh fruits and vegetables contain fewer zero nutrient fillers and more vital nutrients so you need less to nourish the body.

Stay healthier:

Unhealthy eating can lead to chronic diseases such as cancer, diabetes, obesity, and heart disease. Women who ate the most turnips, cabbage, broccoli, cauliflower, and kale had a lower risk of developing breast cancer after menopause.

Disease prevention:

Obesity is a very common problem of recent times. The cause is the abundance of processed foods in the American diet.

A lack of calcium in the diet can predispose you to weakening of your bones or developing osteoporosis while too much- saturated fat can cause cardiovascular disease.

Low amounts of fruits and vegetables in your diet are associated with an increased occurrence of cancer. Consuming foods from a wide variety of sources helps to avoid these health problems.

Fewer signs of aging:

There will be no need for cosmetic procedures to keep you looking young. You can make your skin look its best through a healthy diet! Ample mounts of fruits and vegetables which are high in nutrients will revitalize your skin. Omega-3 fatty acids found in fish and seeds contain antioxidants which can protect your skin from early aging.

You can live longer:

Eating a healthy diet can help you ward off diseases. Studies show that eating a healthy diet, and daily exercise, like ab workouts for women, can extend your life expectancy.

Researchers suggest that a diet high in vegetables could help you live a longer life. No mater your walk of life healthy diet is very important to your quality of life.

ood nutrition and proper exercise are important parts of leading a healthy lifestyle. Physical activity combined with a proper diet can help you to reach and maintain a healthy weight, reduce your risk of chronic diseases, and promote your overall health.

There is no denying that there are many factors that contribute to your overall health, diet, and physical activity. A balanced diet and regular physical activity; prevents weight gain and ensures healthy living. Allow your body to take adequate rest; a proper amount of sleep is also important to achieving a healthy lifestyle.

It is essential that you understand the importance of regular exercise and healthy diet when living a healthy lifestyle.


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