We live in a world where we have managed to live longer than we used to compared to 50 years ago, but do we live healthier? Diseases like cancer, strokes, diabetes, and heart diseases are among the most common cause of death in many countries today. Although some diseases are inevitable, there are many ways to prevent such chronic diseases. Regular exercise not only has a positive impact on weight, strength, and balance but it could help in reducing the risk of chronic diseases. Exercise also helps in managing stress, anxiety, and depression.
There are quite a few advantages of exercise. One of the positive impacts it has on what is probably the most widespread disease has long been underestimated. It is statistically proven that people who had training and exercise regularly are 20% to 30% less susceptible to prostate, breast, and colon cancer. This is because regular exercise has an influence on the biological process involved in the development of cancer. Besides, the risk of death is much lower in sporty cancer patients than in passive cancer patients. The effects of chemotherapy and the risk of relapse are also reduced.
It’s good for your brain
Exercise not only keeps the body fit but also the brain as well. There is some
effective medicine that can protect us from dementia. However, regular exercise can reduce the risk of dementia by more than 20%. It has been proven that endurance training, in particular, leads to the growth of those brain areas that are responsible for memory performance. People who already have dementia can even slow down the progression of the disease with regular exercise. So keep moving and get your brain going.
Often people wonder how exercise will make the heart more powerful and resistant. The positive impact that exercise has on the heart and the circulation have been scientifically proven. For example, exercise helps to control weight, lower blood pressure and cholesterol levels and prevents arteriosclerosis. The majority of premature heart diseases and strokes could even be prevented with the help of a healthy lifestyle with sufficient exercise.
Tips for making exercise a part of your daily life
It’s quite difficult for many people to fit in exercise in their daily work-life. This is
because, after working a long day, many people find it difficult to get over
themselves, put on their sports shoes and go for a run. You don’t have to jog, swim or ride a bike every day. You just have to incorporate simple exercise gradually into your life. Because every movement is better than no movement. So, if you don’t have time for a daily jog or to the gym, the following tips will help you stay fit.
Park your car a little further away or get off public transport one stop before your actual destination to walk the rest of the way.
If you have a short commute to work, you can also cycle or walk. It is not only
good for you but it is good for the environment.
Get yourself a pedometer and try to cover at least 10,000 steps every day. If you
have not yet reached this goal in the evening, you can also replace sitting on a
couch with an evening walk.
There is always time for a short and crisp workout, even if it is only seven
Stairs or elevator? Clearly stairs!
Make an appointment for a sport or a walk together - not for coffee.
For all TV junkies, use the advertisement breaks for a little exercise in between.
A few push-ups, knee bends, and torso bends will fit into any short
Now it's up to you. Overcome the inner saboteur and stay healthy because as the
saying goes "He who rests, rusts".