20 reasons to exercise

From ediets, here are 20 reasons why exercise is important.

  • Help you lose weight, especially fat
  • Improve your physical appearance
  • Increase your level of muscular strength and endurance
  • Maintain your resting metabolic rate to prevent weight gain
  • Increase your stamina and ability to do continuous work
  • Improve fitness levels, or your body’s ability to use oxygen
  • Provide protection against injury
  • Improve your balance and coordination
  • Increase bone mineral density to prevent osteoporosis
  • Lower resting heart rate and blood pressure
  • Lower Body Mass Index (BMI) — your fat-to-height ratio
  • Reduce triglycerides, bad cholesterol (LDL), raises good cholesterol (HDL)
  • Enhance sexual desire and performance
  • Reduce heart disease risk and stroke
  • Reduce the risk of developing certain types of cancer
  • Increase insulin sensitivity — prevents Type 2 diabetes
  • Reduce your level of anxiety and help you manage stress
  • Improve function of the immune system
  • Improve your self-esteem and restore confidence
  • Help you sleep better, relax and improve mood

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