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Benefits of Physical Exercise

The benefits of physical exercise are many. Exercise supports your body’s natural need to move. The simple elegance of a moving body helps to cultivate your health.

Your body was made to move. Literally. Since your physical body likes to move around you can use this natural tendency to help you release, let go and shift into relaxation and experience improved health and physical wellness.

There are a number of benefits of physical exercise. Here are some of the biggest:

  • Less tired and fatigued
  • Relieves stress and tension: Exercise is a great pain and stress reduction technique
  • Reinvigorates your appearance: You’ll look better. It’s a natural facelift.
  • Enhances your body’s functions: More efficient organs systems means greater ease.
  • Keeps your weight normal.
  • Better posture. Stronger backbone. Stand taller.
  • More coordinated and greater dexterity: Become more graceful as a benefit of physical exercise
  • Enhances your mental state, acuity and alert
  • Sharpens your wits: strengthens mental alertness and acuity
  • Grows your strength. Feel more vigor.
  • Endurance improves. You’ll last longer with greater stamina for whatever you’re doing.
  • Enhances a sense of well-being, improves overall health

Overall the biggest benefit of physical exercise is movement. Movement promotes physical wellness because it gets all your body systems going. Your circulation, your breathing and respiratory system are affected. These benefits help your endocrine system release tension and stress while making happy hormones to relax you. Your skeleton gets stronger and, of course, it works your muscles. And your muscles get very happy because their sole (or soul!) purpose is to move you.

Moving your body sheds extra energy if you've got too much or it energizes you when you need a little lift. And here’s something really special: the benefits of physical exercise help immensely at tension and pain and stress reduction. The endocrine system kicks in and happy hormones get created so that stress, toxins and emotional burdens melt away and you are left feeling good. I could go on but you get the gist. Our bodies were made to move. Moving creates health, cultivates physical wellness and improves overall health.

Here’s something about stress. When stress accumulates in the body over time, stress will begin to impact it. Each of our human bodies carries an amount of stress that burdens the body - also called the allostatic load. This load accounts for various stressors: from the excessive stress in daily life/work as well as stress from disease. A large allostatic load increases the risk of major disease, premature aging, and death. The overall cumulative effect of stress is detrimental to adult health. Simply put, stress costs you your health.

Yet, your human body is remarkably resilient if given the right support. The good news is the harmful effects of excessive stress can be reduced. The benefits of physical exercise are many and an essential one is reducing your stress. Examine your personal health habits and your attitude towards your own health is a start anew. Why? Because healthy habits are essential to maintaining the natural health of your adult body.

Shift yourself and reclaim your calm. There are many stress relief tips for pain and stress reduction on this site. Change begins with becoming aware of what you need support in. Take another step in your wellness revolution today.

Moving is what you're body was made to do. Whatever level of physical ability you have move your body to experience the benefits of physical exercise. Move it, move it, move it to better health!

Resources: Milady's Theory and Practice of Therapeutic Massage

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