- Andreina Linares DOMP
Our body is meant to move, and there are many well-known physical benefits out of that. I am going to talk about the most important benefits that a little bit of exercise daily can bring into your life.
It has been proven that physical exercise reduces the risk of heart diseases by improving blood circulation throughout the body. Also, it improves your immune system (the system in your body that fights off sickness and disease). Even low moderate exercise can make you more resistant to colds, the flu or other diseases, because as you strengthen your body, you enhance your immune system’s ability to fight infections and viruses.
Beyond having a beach body or even having a happy heart, being physically active improves your psychological health. Regular exercise improves your mood and makes you less likely to get depressed. It can also help you handle stressful situations calmly. Exercise alleviates depression by providing a natural antidepressant, boosting self-esteem, and enabling you to put things in perspective. Exercise forces oxygenated blood to the brain as well as to other parts of the body. When exercise gets blood flowing, this new blood changes the chemistry within the brain, and can have the same effects as an antidepressant. Also, exercise triggers the release of endorphins, which is a natural antidepressant substance that produces a sense of well-being and reduces stress.
So, don’t think about it anymore, take advantage of the summer and go outside for a good walk.