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What are the benefits of exercise?

What are some of the benefits of exercise? Exercise can't do everything. You can't eat all the junk food in the world and expect to exercise it away. Most humans apart from professional athletes could never burn off all those calories, but exercise does still have a whole lot of benefits for all us. Keep in mind different types of exercise benefit us in different ways as well. Weight lifting builds more muscle for instance, and burns calories around the clock through increased muscle. Cardio exercise burns calories only while you are exercising, but has great benefits for your heart.

1. Fat loss

2. Greater energy and stamina

3. Longer life

4. Muscle and strength increased

5. Lower risk of heart attacks and stroke

6. Helps lower risk for depression. Exercise and being active in general will make a person feel happier than sitting all day long. That's just common sense that we all know intuitively but sometimes ignore. High-intensity exercise can even leave you with a feeling of euphoria.

7. Lowers risk of cancer

8. Lowers risk of type 2 diabetes.

9. Helps your brain work better by strengthening the connections in your brain and by increasing blood flow to the brain. Exercise may even slow the development of Alzheimer's disease according to some animal studies.

10 Helps with blood circulation

11. Lowers stress. Exercise boosts levels of soothing brain chemicals like serotonin, dopamine, and norepinephrine helping to relieve stress.

12. Improve self esteem and helps improves your outer appearance.

13. Exercise is a great part of an anti-aging strategy.

14. Can help to alleviate headaches.

15. Improves breathing

16. Exercise helps prevent and relieve joint pain.

17. Improves digestion.

18. Exercise can help with long-term pain relief for a variety of conditions, including osteoarthritis, back and musculoskeletal pain. 

19. Exercise can help you quit smoking as cigarette cravings decrease during and after exercise.

In short exercise makes us healthier happier people.

Is there such a thing as too much exercise? Yes, there is actually. There have been studies that indicate marathon running can sometimes be harmful to the body. We really aren't made for that kind of long term continuous stress. It's too much strain to have elevated heart rates for hours. Walking a steady pace, or running with a combination of walking is a lot more natural than continuous running for long periods of time.

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