THE IMPORTANCE OF EXERCISE FOR WELLNESS
Many people today work at sedentary occupations. Even though they are brain tired at the end of the day from standing or sitting for hours in heavy concentration, they still need to exercise physically and breathe fresh air deeply. It would be well for these people to enjoy some late afternoon or early evening sunshine and exercise in the garden, cycling or brisk walking. When oxygen is lacking in the body, the blood moves sluggishly and the waste, poisonous matter that should be eliminated is held in the body and the blood becomes impure.
Exercise improves the blood circulation and helps cleanse the blood. Good health depends on good circulation. Proper exercise gives life to the whole body. It gives strength to the digestive organs, the liver, the kidneys, the lungs and the heart. Exercise is excellent recreation not only for the body but also for the mind. It brings relief to the weary brain, helping us to think more clearly and to feel more cheerful. The whole body becomes more resistant to disease.
It is not wise to exercise too vigorously, especially after eating a larger meal. The blood is then needed in the stomach to break down the food and is not as available for the other strenuous exercise. Exercise, like all other daily activities must be done with care, thoughtfulness and common sense. Let us begin to take some steps and make a decision to get some exercise today!!!
Listed below are some benefits of good exercise:
• Prevention of heart disease
• Prevention of and treatment of obesity
• Lowers blood pressure
• Increases circulation and oxygen intake
• Increase self worth
• Improved sleep
• Lowers cholesterol levels in the blood
• Decrease in anxiety and relief of depression
• Elevation in mood and vigour
• Stronger heart beat and lowering resting heart rate
• increase fitness level
• Aids in stress control