Reap the Rewards and Benefits of Exercise

Do you really know what kind of benefits you can get from exercising regularly? All the time you probably hear people saying how exercise is "good for you,” but do you really know why. Getting the right amount of exercise can increase your energy levels and even help improve your mood, but that’s not all!

Why do experts recommend that teens get 60 minutes or more of moderate to vigorous physical activity each day? Well here are some of the reasons:

Exercise benefits every part of the body, including the mind. Exercising causes the body to produce endorphins, chemicals that can help a person to feel more peaceful and happy, which can help some people sleep better. It can also help someone who has mild depression and low self-esteem. Plus, exercise can give people a real sense of accomplishment and pride at having achieved a certain goal.

Exercising can help you look better. In fact, exercise is one of the most important parts of keeping your body at a healthy weight. Also, people who exercise burn more calories and look more toned than those who don't.

Exercise helps people lose weight and lower the risk of some diseases. By exercising you can decrease your risk of developing certain diseases, including type 2 diabetes and high blood pressure. These diseases, which used to be found mostly in adults, are becoming more common in teens.

Exercise can help a person age well. As Women especially get older they are prone to a condition called osteoporosis, a weakening of the bones. Studies have found that weight-bearing exercise, like jumping, running, or brisk walking, can help keep bones strong.

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