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5 Benefits of Exercise

March 29, 2023

You already know that staying active is one of the best ways to stay fit. But aside from that, physical activity also helps improve your overall well-being and quality of life. No matter your health and physical abilities, staying active has a lot of benefits.

  • It can make you feel happier. 

Studies have shown that doing exercise can lift your mood. This is because exercise can increase the production of endorphins, also known as the happy hormones. Your workout doesn’t have to be intense! It can make you feel happier no matter the intensity. 

  • It can help you lose weight.

Inactivity is a huge factor in weight gain and obesity. When you’re inactive, your body slowly loses its strength, stamina, and it decreases your ability to function properly. Regular physical activity helps you maintain a healthy metabolism and burn more calories. It also increases your muscle strength.

  • It reduces your risk of chronic disease.

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, about 1 in 2 adults live with a chronic disease, and only half of adults all over the world get the physical activity they need to help reduce and prevent chronic diseases. 

Doing exercise helps lower your risk of getting arthritis, heart disease, stroke, type 2 diabetes, osteoporosis, and some types of cancer.

  • It can be good for your skin.

Do you ever notice the glow right after a good workout? Regular exercise can provide you with antioxidant protections and promote blood flow – this can help protect your skin and delay signs of aging.

  • It can help you sleep better.

The energy you lose during exercise stimulates restorative processes during sleep. Research shows that moderate to vigorous exercise can improve your sleep quality and lessens daytime sleepiness.

There are a lot more benefits of doing exercise! The bottom line is, exercise can improve nearly every aspect of your overall health. Don’t know where to start? Ask our trainers at The Zone NYC! Trainers at The Zone NYC combine cutting edge scientific exercise and fitness research with the latest in wearable tech-metrics.


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