Jan 28th, 2013
Author: Marvin Campbell
Category: Fitness Tips
Many studies will reflect that people around the world are dying from a great many different things, this is a true fact anywhere people exist. Human beings live and die that’s just the nature of our existence. For instance according to research by The Journal of American Medical Association, in America the leading causes of death in 2000 were tobacco (435 000 deaths; 18.1% of total US deaths), poor diet and physical inactivity (400 000 deaths; 16.6%), and alcohol consumption (85 000 deaths; 3.5%). Other actual causes of death were microbial agents (75 000), toxic agents (55 000), motor vehicle crashes (43 000), incidents involving firearms (29 000), sexual behaviors (20 000), and illicit use of drugs (17 000). Since then the Center for Disease Control and Prevention has reported dramatic increases with figures reflecting; Heart disease: (597,689), Cancer: (574,743), Chronic lower respiratory diseases: (138,080), Stroke (cerebrovascular diseases): (129,476), Accidents (unintentional injuries): (120,859), Alzheimer’s disease: (83,494), Diabetes: (69,071), Nephritis, nephrotic syndrome, and nephrosis: (50,476), Influenza and Pneumonia: (50,097), Intentional self-harm (suicide): (38,364). Now what we need to do is take a closer look at the related causes of deaths, as you will see, what was true ten years ago is still true today; The leading cause of death is actually the lack of exercise and poor dietary practices. Now that we know the facts, let us examine 3 ways exercise can improve your life and reduce your chances of becoming a part of these dreadful statistics.
1. Exercise can improve your physical appearance
We all desire to look and feel our best. Though our best will vary between individuals and cultural differences or preferences, it is still a mutual feeling that can serve as a benchmark for what everyone should be working towards. There are some underlying issues that would need to be addressed if one’s best is to be achieved, more prominent of which is self-esteem. Exercise is widely known for being a huge factor in increasing one’s self esteem and in most instances can be directly attributable to the success or failure in bringing out the absolute best in many people. Now we all know that the media may portray a certain physical body type as being the ideal shape of the times, however this is not the reality for most people. As it is, and will always be, we come in all different shapes and sizes with many different characteristics that make us all beautiful. Therefore if we can incorporate healthy exercise practices with correct eating habits, knowing that this will help us look and feel our best, we will all be winners. This is especial true for pre-teens and adolescents, as these are at very vulnerable stages in their people’s lives when they begin to shape their identity based on their perception of how they think they are perceived by the people around them. If the individual is obese or overweight, studies show that they are more likely to be a victim of low self-esteem and self-worth, which is devastating to their personal and professional development hence forth. The point is, we all have a responsibility to ourselves and the people around us that love and care about us every day to be our best, and this means taking care of ourselves by incorporating healthy eating habits and exercising into or daily routine.
We are all motivated to exercise by different factors. For some it is the desire to be challenged and improve upon existing skills, strengths or weaknesses. Others engage simply because the thrill of physical activity is enjoyable and stimulating to them, making it an interest worth pursuing. There are others who exercise solely based on the rewards of taking part in such practices, such as improved physicals appearance or gaining a competitive edge over an opponent. What ever the motivation may be the end result is usually the same, with at least one mutual constant, increased confidence. The thing about confidence is that it is a radiating effect. People notice confidence like they notice a new watch or a new pair of shoes. Confident people are almost always more likely to succeed at tasks they engage in over people with low self-confidence. Most studies in exercise psychology will reflect a direct correlation between exercise, self-confidence, and the success or failure of many individuals. This is particularly true because people who are comfortable with their physical appearance spend more time focusing on career advancements, more time networking and socializing, and are more apt in playing leadership roles, therefore having a big impact on earning potential. These findings were further solidified by many studies, including one conducted by Micheal T. French of the University of Miami, titled “Physical Appearance and Earnings: Further Evidence.” Overall, confidence plays an integral role in life and a direct facilitator of this trait is exercising and maintaining a healthy state of being.
How exercise can improve your muscle tone is the topic needing the least elaboration. We’ve all seen the boot camp videos, the advertisement for the latest and greatest workout routines, the newest most effective fitness equipment, and a slew dietary supplements. Notice all their models and spokespeople look dangerously ripped, yes the do, and there is only one proven healthy way to start looking, and stay looking like that, proper nutritional practices and exercise. It really doesn’t matter how many surgeries people have, how many gym memberships they pay for, or how many pieces of new workout equipment can be cramped into their basement, all that really matters in the end is maintaining a good exercise regime.
2. Exercise can improve your health
The risk of heart disease dramatically increases for people who do not part take in any type of physical activities. Exercising regularly will help to strengthen you heart, improve circulation, and allow your body to better utilize the oxygen it takes in. For people at risk of heart failure it is recommended that they consult with their physician to discern if they are healthy enough to partake in physical activity. However, even for those people supervise exercise is the best way to reduce the symptoms of heart failure.
In addition to having a healthy heart, exercise is the best way to boost cardiovascular strength and improve flexibility while reducing body fat. By regularly engaging in physical activities you will experience higher energy levels, which in turn enables you to conduct more activities without putting strain on your body. Exercising is not just for people looking to improve their muscular tone, it is also great for those who what to increase core strength, reduce stress and anxiety, and is one of the most effective ways to improve sleep, which will leave you feeling more relaxed, looking good, and feeling healthy.
3. Exercise can improve your sex life
Most people are quick to attribute having a low libido to them getting older, but this is often not the case. The solution to a problem such as this may be as simple as getting off the coach and going for a walk. Even for men suffering from Erectile Dysfunction (ED), increasing cardiovascular activity will induce an increase in blood flow which has been a proven natural remedy for ED. The increased blood flow is due to an increase in heart rate, this inherently pumps more blood to the sexual organs facilitating more desire, greater stamina, and an overall enhanced sexual experience.
Exercise also stimulates an increase in the release of endorphins and other hormonal chemicals which produces a natural chemical reaction that increases relaxation, reduces sexual performance anxiety, and at the same time increase libido. Also worth mentioning is the fact that by exercising, an individual will become more self-aware and less self-conscious which means more self-confidence. More self-confidence means less personal inhibitions, usually associated with low self-esteem or being uncomfortable with one’s physical appearance, and can even lead to a better relationship with your partner. Exercising together may be a really good way to strengthen a relationship and bring two people closer together. You can find something you both like to take part in, such as jogging, hiking, or biking, and you may even be able to share one on one time with a personal trainer to develop a customized workout program that will best suite your physical capabilities and individual goals.
Studies show that exercise is the best way to increase testosterone levels, for both males and females, which is directly associated to increased sexual desire. While some people believe they have to turn to pills and other forms of unnatural remedies, they fail to realize that the answer to their problems lies in simply getting evolved in some sort of physical activity. There is no better way to lose weight, enhance your physical appearance, boost self-confidence, increase endurance, raise testosterone levels, and increase your sex drive all at the same time without the use of pills or surgical procedures.
If you are looking for a safe and effective way to boost your self-confidence, increase muscle tone, and or increase your libido in a manner that is beneficial to your body and your mind, exercise is the answer. If you are going to try in improve your life, in order to feel more fulfilled, why not do in in a way that is healthy and natural. There is simply no better way to achieve long lasting and meaning full results, despite all the shortcut people may be selling. Take the time and invest in yourself, seek help if you have to, but do whatever it takes to ensure you live a long, prosperous, and healthy life.
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