Benefits of Exercising Regularly

January 26, 2024

How often do you exercise ? Is it important to exercise regularly ? Let’s find out …What would happen if you exercised everyday ? Well, no need to respond . Just think it through. Physical wellness is such an incredible journey that very few people have incorporated in their lives despite age, be it children or adults.Regular exercises play an important role in maintaining your heart health and general well being. Not everyone can wake up everyday feeling energised and motivated to put in the hard work that it takes to stay fit.

The world of fitness has recorded a rapid growth overtime especially from the onset of COVID 19 pandemic that saw many people change their ways of life. According to the International Health, Racquet, & Sports club Association (IHRSA), a fitness industry analysis shows that for the past ten years, the health and fitness industry has been growing by 3-4% annually.

Just like an apple a day keeps the doctor away, regular physical activity has even more beneficial health returns. Just spare about 30 minutes of your time everyday for some physical activity that will get you sweating. As you exercise, your heart rate is increased and this in return translates into better blood circulation in the body thus reducing your chances of contracting cardiovascular diseases.

Being physically active boosts one’s brain health, helps in boosting one’s resistance to contraction of diseases and in the long run improves your ability to do daily activities with a lot of ease. Other benefits of regularly exercising include : Helps control your weight, helps improve your mental health status and mood, helps your thinking, learning and judgement skills sharp as you age, strengthening bones and muscles, reduces risk of some cancers including colon, uterine and lung cancer, improves your chances of living longer and most importantly improving your sleep.

How can you make exercising part of your routine ?

  • Get yourself an accountability partner in managing your fitness journey.
  • Make the exercise interesting. This could be through listening to music as you exercise.
  • Keep track of your progress
  • Have a working out partner to make it more fun and manageable.
  • Children should actively participate in the Physical Education sessions slotted in their time tables.

“Once you are exercising regularly, the hardest thing is to stop it.” – Erin Gray.

By Arnold Fedha.

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