How Does Exercise Help Health and Well-Being?
Exercise increases many areas of health and wellness because of:
- An increase in endorphin levels: When exercising, your body releases chemicals called endorphins. Endorphins also trigger a positive feeling and increased energy level in the body.
- Better heart health: Exercise boosts cardiovascular health, which allows you to have a greater endurance throughout the day. By doing exercise, when doing your usual daily activities, you’ll have a lot more energy left and not feel so tired when work is done. For overall cardiovascular health, the American Heart Association recommends at least 30 minutes moderate to intense aerobic activity at least five days a week, which will lower cholesterol and blood pressure.
- Improved sleep: Exercise will help you get better night’s rest; when you get a good descent sleep, you feel more energetic and refreshed during the day. Helps with insomnia and elevates good moods.
- Sharper focus: Mentally, we feel more energetic and feel on top of the world after a good workout because endorphins increase our physical energy levels. High-intensity Interval Training (HIIT) improves our process of thinking with respect to attention and short-term memory function.
Exercise Has Psychological and Mental Health Benefits, Too.
Exercise is one of the best and most effective methods to improve overall mental. Regular exercise can have an extremely positive impact on depression, anxiety, ADHD, and more. Exercise can also relieve stress, improve your memory, help you get a better night’s sleep, and boosts your overall mood.
Which Workouts Boost Energy the Most?
Any exercise or physical activity that increases heart rate and blood flowing, will release endorphins and increase your energy levels. Good cardiovascular exercises will make your heart stronger and increase your stamina.
Firstly, you need to begin with a well-rounded fitness program, which includes lifting weight (Resistance Training) and cardiovascular workout. You are probably thinking that physical exertion would consume all your energy, this is false. Physical exertion helps with increasing your energy levels.
The 2 most important types of physical exertion that will help with increasing your energy levels Resistance Training and Cardiovascular Exercise.
Resistance Training (lifting weights):
Resistance training are exercises exercise ranging from the use of stretch bands all the way to lifting weights.
This all depends on your goals, whether it’s to increase energy and tighten up those jiggly bits and put on some lean muscle, will depend on the type of resistance training. Resistance training will speed up your metabolism.
What does this all mean? It’s simple. You will find extremely skinny people have tonnes of energy because they have a fast metabolism due to lean muscle mass.
Muscle burns a much higher number of calories than fatty tissue does, and because resistance training increases lean muscle mass (not bulk), your will burn more calories throughout the day, making fat loss easier.
Cardiovascular Exercise (endurance):
The other type of physical exertion that you need to include in a well-rounded fitness program is cardiovascular exercise. Participating in exercises that raise your heart rate up for a moderate amount of time burn tonnes of number of calories. This will help weight loss if your diet isn’t in too bad. which means that since your carrying less weight around, you will feel more energetic because moving around takes much less effort.