17 Reasons to Exercise

From neurons to hormones: Why your body needs a workout.

The truth is that the best way to keep your body and mind in top shape is to be physically active. Almost everyone, no matter what his or her physical condition, can engage in at least some form of bodily exercise. To be most efficient, your exercise regime should follow the guidelines for your age and overall health status. However, each and every one of us can certainly exercise our minds even if our bodies don’t always cooperate.

Here are 17 solid reasons to work that body and/or mind of yours. Here’s the short and sweet on these impressive ways that exercise can keep you in the best possible shape.

1.    Builds aerobic power.

2.    Reduces blood pressure

3.    Lowers Type 2 diabetes risk

4.    Maintains immune functioning

5.    Reduces body fat

6.    Keeps bones strong

7.    Builds muscle mass

8.    Improves breathing

9.    Boosts your energy

10. Reduces the risk of arthritis

11.Improves sex life

12.Brings about better sleep

13.Improves mood

14.Lowers anxiety

15.Boosts memory

16.Builds intelligence

17.Lowers dementia  risk

Eamon Wilson