Benefits of regular physical activity
In the hustle-bustle of everyday life, it is important to make time for fitness and to incorporate regular physical activity. This doesn’t necessarily mean hitting the gym, it can be bodily movement that causes energy expenditure.
Gulf For Good runs fitness activities to raise money for children in developing countries. From hikes, treks, vertical races, yoga sessions, we do it all. Your organization can also sign up with us for CSR initiatives.
Here’s why you should work around your busy schedule to make time for exercise-
- Weight control: Exercise keeps a check on weight as it helps burn calories. Just focus on maintaining your activity level throughout the day, for instance, opt for stairs instead of elevator. Rev up your daily chores and replace driving with walking/cycling. No number of diet plans and exercises are effective without discipline.
- Abundance of health: Regular physical activity reduces chronic pain and keeps you energetic, so you can get more done. Your heart pumps oxygen and nutrients to the muscles and brain, via blood cells, making your system work more efficiently. It improves muscular and cardiorespiratory fitness and bone and functional health; reduces risk of hypertension, heart diseases and various types of cancer. Another benefit of exerting, which you are sure to remember is that it causes the hippocampus to grow in size, the part of the brain that plays an important role in memory and learning.
- Stress at bay: Exercise shields you from stress daily life poses, boosts serotonin production and release and improves your mood, reduces anxiety, makes you more confident and builds a lasting self-esteem. Getting on the move consistently produces endorphins— chemicals in the brain that act as natural painkillers and reduce stress, also ensuring a healthy sleep cycle.
- Get Social: Doing a regular outdoor activity promotes a positive attitude. Come join our ever-growing community for yoga, cycling, running or hiking session. When you are part of a team, the support and accountability factors multiply. Sweat and grind through the workout, simultaneously creating a bond. A group setting leads to the release of endorphins because conviviality and camaraderie is a mood booster in itself. Working out with a crowd increases your commitment to the fitness routine and the external motivation is sure to keep you going.
So werk it to add years and quality to your life. Remember to get a thumbs up from your doctor before doing any fitness related activity, specifically if you have chronic health problems such as heart disease, diabetes or arthritis.