Benefits of Exercise


If your age is creeping up and you find yourself yearning for the Fountain of Youth, look no further:  the benefits of exercise are so numerous and so dramatic that you will not be able to deny their existence once you have experienced them.  You will look and feel better, have more energy every day, and live a longer, healthier life -- simply by incorporating an exercise regimen into your lifestyle.  The benefits of physical fitness are researched and cited by thousands of healthcare professionals each year, and experienced by millions of people, just like you, every single day.  The benefits of exercise will allow you to:

  • FIGHT DISEASE by reducing risk for colon cancer, stroke, heart attack, arthritis, high blood pressure, osteoporosis, type II diabetes, and clinical depression.
  • BOOST YOUR MOOD by increasing feel-good endorphins, releasing stress, and relieving anxiety.  This is one of the most important benefits of physical fitness, because it is one of the main factors that help people stick with their exercise routines.
  • MAINTAIN A HEALTHY WEIGHT by increasing metabolism and raising your appetite for healthy foods.
  • SLEEP BETTER by helping you fall asleep more quickly and reach deeper levels of sleep.
  • ENERGIZE YOUR SEX LIFE through increased confidence, higher energy levels, and an improved appearance.  (This is one of the most exciting benefits of exercise!)
  • INCREASE YOUR MENTAL FOCUS by stimulating the areas of the brain responsible for memory, concentration, and reaction time.
  • STRENGTHEN YOUR IMMUNE SYSTEM by boosting white blood cell and “killer cell” levels.


The benefits of exercise can truly change your life for the better, as they improve aspects of your body, mind and soul.  If the benefits of physical fitness have previously eluded you, consider these pointers for beginning an exercise program:

  • Start small – do just 10 minutes of exercise three times per week at first, and work up from there.
  • Set realistic goals.
  • Share your plan with your friends and family – you’ll have a built-in support system.
  • Commit yourself to your plan and your goals, and do not let yourself make excuses.
  • Choose an activity that you enjoy:  remember, even “fun” activities like hiking, walking through the park, and gardening can help you enjoy the benefits of physical fitness!


To learn more about the benefits of fitness and exercise, please read the following articles:

Fat Burning Exercises - Information about how the body burns fat, and how to get the most out of your weight loss exercise program. List of the best exercises to burn fat.

Pregnancy Exercises - Information about exercises for pregnant women.   Exercises help to prevent backaches, raise energy levels, decrease constipation, facilitate a quicker return to pre-pregnancy figure, etc.  Learn more. 

Sciatica Exercises - Learn about exercises for sciatica, and see if they can help to relieve your lower back and leg pain.

Free Pilates Exercises - Sample pilates exercises with step-by-step instructions.  The pilates method exercise works to strengthen the body and improve flexibility.  Learn how these exercises can enhance your fitness workout.

Lower Back Pain Exercises - Learn about the benefits of regular exercise for back pain.  Exercises with detailed instructions that target the lower back area. 

Cardiovascular Exercises - Information about cardiovascular fitness.  Find out about the benefits of exercise and why cardiovascular fitness is so important.   

Weight Loss Exercise Programs - Find out about the best exercise for weight loss.  Learn why exercising goes hand-in-hand with sound nutritional practices for successful weight loss.

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