Of course being active is full of benefits, otherwise, every doctor or health professional would stop recommending it. Whether you are already active, or you are looking for some motivation to start working out, this article is for you. Read on to discover 6 of the benefits of being active, that will make you jump off your sofa right now!
1. Many health benefits for your body
The main reason why people exercise is to stay healthy and fit. In fact, working out, or just being active has a huge number of varied benefits for your body and wellbeing. Being active reduces the risks of having heart attacks, it lowers your blood cholesterol level and the risk of having type 2 diabetes as well as different types of cancers. Being active improves the strength of your bones, muscles, and joints which can lead to lower risks of developing osteoporosis. Furthermore, it allows you to recover and heal faster and better from different sicknesses.
2. A healthier body but also mind
Being active for at least 30 minutes every day, can improve your mood and release happiness hormones that can make you more positive and happy, not only throughout the day but for the upcoming day also.
3. Helps you manage your weight better
Of course working out burns fat and calories, which makes you lose weight. The primary result will motivate you to continue being active which will improve your results further. It will also push you to take more thought of decisions related to your health and nutrition. So don’t be surprised if you find yourself declining a sweet ice-cream after working out; this is what being active can do to you!
4. Gives you more energy
As mentioned before, being active releases hormones in your body. One of them is endorphins which ease the body’s pain and making it able to be more active. Additionally, exercise distributes not only oxygen but also nutrients to the various tissues in your body and aids your cardiovascular system to function more efficiently. Therefore, when your heart and lung are in a healthy situation, you will have more energy to do your daily chores.
5. It can help you sleep better
A recent study found that moderate exercise (of around 150 minutes per week) can decrease your chance of feeling sleepy during the day by 65%. However, this doesn’t mean that you can stay up later even when you need to wake up early, because your body needs a good night's sleep in order to recover after every workout. So, sleep and being active is a cycle that you should not break!
6. Improves your intimate life
Yes, that’s right; being active improves your relationship with your partner, especially in bed! Besides making you feel more sexy and desirable for your partner, exercising enhances your sexual performance. It also kills stress which is the most common reason why couples delay having sex. And finally, it gives you more flexibility to try out new positions.