Exercise For Health: Fight Disease And Illness With Exercise

Exercise For Health: Fight Disease And Illness With ExerciseNot many people think of exercise as a tool but exercise is a great way to strengthen your immune system before the upcoming season of cold and flu and numerous other ailments associated with the long dark months of fall and winter.
 Exercise creates a healthy oxygen exchange in our bodies, this makes us stronger and helps our respiratory system have a thorough cleansing. Have you ever heard the expression “take a deep cleansing breath”? Getting the heart pumping and the blood moving makes our bodies do what they were made to do, in with the new out with the old. Putting your body through a good physical workout creates that healthy oxygen exchange, sweat cleanses the pores, blood pumping strengthens the circulatory system and helps to keep the veins and arteries strong and clean. Exercise also strengthens bones, lubricates our joints, builds strong leans muscles to support our bones and helps to maintain good skin integrity.
 Our digestive system also benefits from a good workout it can alleviate gas, heartburn, constipation and stomach cramps and food is processed more efficiently. Remember your digestive system helps provide how much energy your body will be allotted so give it high quality fuel jam packed with protein, carbs, healthy fats and nutrients needed to perform.
 When it comes to the shortened days of winter our mental health can be affected also exercise gives us a feel good boost, regular workouts help decrease stress, anxiety and depression. Your overall mental health will feel better with exercise, sleep will improve, memory improves and the mind tends to gain clarity. Companionship is often found at the gym since everyone using the facility are generally there for similar reasons they can offer support, motivation and friendship.
 Exercise is one of the best things you can do to ensure longevity and give yourself an overall sense of well-being. It doesn’t take a lot of time or energy, it doesn’t cost a lot of money so why not? So why not be your body’s best line of defense when it comes to increased immunity and good health, what have you got to lose?
 We are not meant to be inactive, Newton had it right when he stated an object in motion stays in motion and people are no different. We should enforce the thought that we need to learn a healthy active lifestyle from an early age but it is never too late to start.