10 reasons why you should exercise regularly

10 reasons why you should exercise regularly

  1. Exercise in a regular pattern is one of the important life style modifications which everyone can adopt to prevent or delay heart disease.
  2. Regular exercise conditions the body so that the effort tolerance improves.
  3. Lung and muscle function improves with regular exercise.
  4. So does our feeling of well being.
  5. Exercise burns out extra calories, reduces body weight and decreases the fat deposits in the body.
  6. Decrease in fat deposits can reverse the process of block formation in our blood vessels.
  7. Regular exercise can bring down the blood pressure in the long run.
  8. Lower blood pressures means lower workload for the heart and the chance of thickening of heart muscle and heart failure are reduced.
  9. High density lipoprotein (HDL) cholesterol in the blood increases with regular exercise. HDL is the good cholesterol which gives us protection from heart disease.
  10. Low density lipoprotein (LDL) cholesterol which is otherwise known as bad cholesterol, decreases with exercise, again providing protection from heart disease.