5 Benefits of Exercising Every Day
Introducing daily exercise to our routine has a number of proven health benefits, both mental and physical.
Although it is not recommended to perform high-intensity workouts every day, it is recommended that we include 30 minutes of moderate physical activity in our daily schedule, meaning that we’re exercising enough to raise our heart rate and break a sweat.
Regular exercise has been shown to improve your mood while also decreasing feelings of depression, stress and anxiety. Additionally, daily exercise can increase your production of endorphins which are known to create positive feelings while reducing the perception of pain.
Exercising regularly will also help you feel better about your appearance and yourself which in turn will boost your confidence and improve your overall self-esteem.
As you can imagine, working out every day will help you progress on your weight loss journey more so than if you take days off in between your workouts. It is important to note that you do not need to do intense workouts every day to lose weight, but incorporating brisk walks into your days off will be beneficial to your muscle recovery while also helping you to burn more calories and stay fit.
Better Sleep Schedule
Inactivity throughout the day can cause you to struggle to sleep at night. Being active daily helps to fatigue your body, making you fall asleep easier and faster. It is important to note that working out close to bedtime can cause the opposite effect and can actually keep you awake – so when you are planning to exercise, be sure to plan it for the early evening or in the morning.
If you find yourself feeling sluggish and too lazy to complete simple daily tasks, you might want to consider introducing daily exercise to your routine. Even a short workout will help to supply oxygen and nutrients to your bloodstream which will help your heart and lungs perform better, this will then allow for more energy to complete your simple daily tasks while also boosting your endurance.
Reduced Risk Of Diseases
Exercising can help you prevent certain diseases as you continue to age. In addition to maintaining healthy heart health, daily exercise can also help reduce the risk of:
-High Blood Pressure
An Important Reminder
I’m in no way suggesting that you should do hardcore, high-intensity workouts every day – in fact, quite the opposite. Working out too much can cause more harm than good, and it is important to give your body time to heal between high-intensity training sessions.
However, it is also important to stay active with light exercise even on your days off, such as walking, completing household chores, yoga, etc. These light exercises on your days off will help your body recover and will help you stay healthy and happy.
If you are still unsure of how often you should be working out, click here to read our blog on How Many Times You Should Hit The Gym for some guidance!