Woman exercising and working on her abs with kettlebellWe’ve heard others say, “Exercise is important,” or, “You need to exercise.” But, have you ever considered the true benefits of working out on a regular basis? Yes, consistent exercise can contribute to weight loss, but there are more benefits than fitting into your favorite clothes.

Below, are four reasons to get started on an exercise journey today!

  1. Exercise Can Fight Off disease and Illness.

Get your heart rate up! When you exercise, you can prevent various health conditions such as high blood pressure and cholesterol (because exercise boosts high-density lipoproteins, also referred to as “good cholesterol”). Additionally, exercise maintains smooth blood flow which can decrease your risk for cardiovascular disease and illness. Research has proven that a regular exercise routine can also prevent the following conditions.

  • Stroke
  • Type 2 Diabetes
  • Depression
  • Various types of cancer
  • Arthritis
  • Metabolic syndromes
  1. Exercise Can Improve Your Mood.

Is something bothering you? Are you suffering from an emotional, mental block? Exercise can help! Working out releases different chemicals (endorphins) in your brain that make you happy and help you feel more relaxed. Exercise can give you a boost of confidence as well because your brain knows the body is doing something beneficial for your overall well-being.

  1. Exercise Can Boost Your Energy Levels.

Do you feel exhausted on a regular basis? Exercise can help! This concept may seem a bit counterintuitive given that people expend energy when participating in physical activity. However, research shows exercise delivers oxygen and nutrients into your body’s tissues and may help your cardiovascular system work more efficiently. This means when you participate in a regular exercise routine, your heart and lungs will learn to work more efficiently and effectively.

  1. Exercise Can Be Enjoyable.

That’s right. Many people think of exercise negatively, but with the right routine, exercise can become your hobby and favorite thing to do! You don’t have to spend countless hours confined in a gym or a full 60-minutes on the treadmill. There are many options out there to get your heart rate going. You can go to yoga, grab a friend and go hiking, rent a bike and go for a ride, etc.

A Better Weigh Center Is Passionate About Helping You

Here at A Better Weigh Center, we recognize it can be frustrating to start a new workout routine. However, we also know how beneficial a regular exercise routine can be. We take the time to understand our patients’ goals so we can get them on the path to a happy, healthier life.

Our weight loss clinic in Dallas and Fort Worth, TX is staffed with highly experienced medical weight loss professional who are able to assist patients with long term weight control.

Call our Keller doctors at A Better Weight Center today to see what we can do for you!