Did you know that only one in three children exercise every day? The main problem is that most people can’t stick to a workout program. The reasons can be that they don’t enjoy exercising as a whole, or they spend too much time exercising. In this situation, you should try exercises that you find fun, or set a realistic time length that you’ll stick to. For example, you might be more determined to exercise if the workout lasts 30 minutes rather than one hour. 1

Prevent heart attacks

A heart attack happens when blood is blocked by fat, and can’t travel to the heart. When doing cardio, the heart will have to pump more blood. As a result, the body will have improved blood circulation, lowering the chances of a heart attack. 2 3

Avoid diabetes

Diabetes is a disease that develops from too much blood sugar or blood glucose. During exercise, the body becomes more sensitive to insulin. Insulin is a hormone that is needed for cells to use blood sugar as energy. 4 5

Energy boost

The brain produces endorphins from physical activity. Endorphins are a chemical that makes you feel good and energized. 6

Source(s):

  1. https://www.hhs.gov/fitness/resource-center/facts-and-statistics/index.html
  2. https://www.eehealth.org/blog/2018/05/how-your-heart-benefits-from-exercise/
  3. https://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/heart-attack/symptoms-causes/syc-20373106
  4. https://www.niddk.nih.gov/health-information/diabetes/overview/what-is-diabetes
  5. https://www.cdc.gov/diabetes/managing/active.html
  6. https://williamsonmedicalcenter.org/in-the-community/healthyu/2016/01/22/you-could-feel-tired-because-you-arent-exercising/