Benefits of Exercise
Most people hit the gym or pound the roads to lose weight or get healthy, but most importantly it has been proved that by exercising regularly can benefit your mental health. It also has other benefits.
Tough day at the office? Take a walk/run, head to the gym. Exercise increases concentrations of norepinephrine (a chemical that can moderate the brain’s response to stress). So, get the sweat up as working out can reduce stress and boost the ability to deal with mental tension.
Exercise releases endorphins which are described as happy chemicals. A lot of doctors are now advising people who suffer from depression or anxiety to take up exercise as in some cases this can be just as effective as antidepressant tablets.
Physical fitness can boost your self-esteem. Regular exercise makes you feel better on the inside which reflects on the outside of the body and make you feel better which in turn improves your self-confidence plus you have the added bonus of a toned body!
When you have had a bad day and are feeling tired, get out and enjoy the fresh air. You will find when you come home you will have much more energy than before you left the house. Energy makes more energy.
You may think it funny saying that exercise helps with relaxation, but you will find after your boost of energy you are more relaxed and have a much better sleep.
24 Best Calorie-burning exercises
Exercise Calories burned per hour
Cross-country skiing 672
Cycling (19-22.5 kmph) 672
Water aerobics 336
Cardio kickboxing 822
Carido dancing/Zumba 504
Running (9.5 kmph) 840
Hiking (Hill climbing) 582
Elliptical Trainer (cross trainer) 510
Kettlebell Swing 1212
AirDyne Bike Sprints 5220
Indoor Rowing 750
HIIT (high intensity interval training) 900
Jump Squats 804
Fat-tire biking 1500
Battling Rope 618
Power Yoga 293
Running upstairs 852
Rock climbing up 454
Rock climbing down 284
If you want to lose weight from walking you will get the best results by doing it consistently throughout the week. Aim for 30 mins a day if you can. Mix up your terrain, uneven ground, hills, grass even sand. Try to incorporate speed intervals during your walk, 10 seconds speed walking followed by 12 seconds recovery for a total of 20 mins, this should help in weight loss and keep your body and mind healthy.