Why is Exercise Important?

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All of us know that it is important to exercise. Whether or not you are regularly exercising, you will still agree with the statement. Ever since, it has been inculcated in our minds that we should exercise our body, but unfortunately, only few are putting it into action. The reason why you are not exercising is that maybe you do not fully understand the benefits of exercise. So now, in order for you to be aware of the benefits, I will be discussing how important exercise is to your body and wellness. I hope that after you read this article, you will already find time to exercise.


No matter what your age is, you will certainly derive a lot of benefits from exercise. According to studies, exercise, whether regularly performed or not, can enhance our body’s flexibility and can also strengthen our muscles. It can also help us prevent various diseases like hypertension, arthritis, heart disease, diabetes and stroke. Exercise is also proven to help prolong one’s life and maintain good health.



If you want to strengthen both your body and mind, gain more energy, and reduce or eliminate stress, you simply have to exercise regularly. There are certain exercises that can improve your heart rate and, at the same, strengthen your muscles, such as your leg, arm, back and abdominal muscles. Such exercises include swimming, running and walking.


If you notice that you always are in a bad mood, you often feel depressed, or you are very pessimistic, you will be surprised that you can find relief by exercising. Exercise is proven to reduce depression and stress. It can help enhance your endorphins, which is responsible for uplifting your mood. Research has shown that people who have regular exercise routines are happy individuals.


In case you decide to start exercising, you should set aside at least 20 minutes of your time three to four times weekly. As you progress, you can change your routine schedule to at least 30 minutes, four to six times weekly. When exercising, exert enough energy into it so as to improve your breathing and heart rate as well. To fully maximize the benefits of exercise, you should find it important to warm up before you start with your main routine and cool down after it.


It is important that you constantly monitor your pace and also your goals. In case you have a health condition that could increase your risk of injury, it is best that to first consult your doctor before engaging to a particular exercise routine.


Nadine Hancock is a health and fitness instructor, the co-founder of