*Blog post by Ann Edwards of EliteSports.com
6 Benefits Of Going To The Gym Every Day
Going to the gym is the best way to keep your body healthy and keep you in shape. But how often should you go? Mostly, people think that exercising too much is unhealthy, but it’s not true. Because going to the gym every day helps people to lose weight and keeps them to stay in shape. Similarly on the other hand some experts believe it can also be beneficial when it comes to boosting your energy levels.
In today’s blog, I will be discussing 6 benefits of going to the gym, but before that let me tell you that if you are planning to get a membership to the gym, you need to invest in immensely comfortable, and stretchable gym outfits that must provide you comfort during your workout and training sessions.
1. Exercise boosts your mood
After a stressful day, do you need to lift up your bad mood? So why not go to the gym and perform some exercise to lift up your bad mood? When you’re feeling down, exercise can help you feel much better. Even just a short workout will make you feel more energetic.
Similarly, exercise can also improve your sleep, which is especially important if you’re feeling depressed or very anxious.
Also if you suffer from depression or any other mental health condition like bipolar disorder then, exercise can be an important part of treatment. Not only that, exercise may even prevent symptoms from getting worse in the first place.
2. Exercise helps you to have better sleep
For people who have difficulty sleeping, exercise can be an excellent way to relax and reduce anxiety so that it’s easier to fall asleep. In many studies, it has been shown that exercise can reduce short-term insomnia.
So, if you are suffering from insomnia, and want to try a workout as a treatment for insomnia, you must see your doctor first as they will be able to give you good advice on how best to structure your exercise routine.
How does exercise make you sleep faster?
Exercise enhances the levels of certain hormones such as serotonin that help to promote relaxation and sleepiness. Similarly, exercise improves your blood circulation, improves circulation, which brings more oxygenated blood to your muscles and brain, which makes you fall asleep faster.
3. Exercise helps in boosting your energy level
If you have to indulge yourself in regular exercise it can help you feel more energized and alert throughout the day. It also makes you feel more productive, which means you have more time to do the things you love.
Does regular exercise help in boosting energy levels in diabetic patients?
It helps to maintain your blood sugar levels. Studies show that regular exercise can reduce fatigue and improve mental clarity in people who are suffering from diabetes. On the other hand, when your blood sugar levels are low, it’s harder for your body to utilize glucose to make energy, which can leave you feeling exhausted and unfocused. But when you exercise regularly, it helps your body use glucose properly so that there’s enough energy available for your muscles and brain.
So, you must get yourself indulged in exercises such as 30 minutes of brisk walking, resistance training, jogging, or swimming.
But as I debated above, before incorporating any exercise in your exercise routine you need to wear lightweight and high-quality gym workout clothes in order to get the maximum out of your workout session.
4. Exercise Help In Disease Prevention
Regular aerobic exercise such as walking, cycling, and swimming can improve your mental health, strengthen your heart and lungs, control your weight, build muscle and bone, and reduce your risk of many chronic diseases. Similarly, regular exercise improves your metabolism, which helps you to lose weight.
Prevention from cancer
Exercise also helps in the prevention of certain types of cancers in several ways.
- Regular physical activity is associated with lowering the risk of developing colon, endometrial, ovarian, breast, and prostate cancers.
- Moderate physical activity such as walking 30 minutes a day, a few days a week may reduce your risk of getting colon cancer by about 20%.
- If someone has colon cancer, regular physical activity may help in managing symptoms such as fatigue and pain as well. Moreover, exercise also helps you to maintain your weight during chemotherapy or radiation treatment.
5. Social Connection
Exercise enhances your self-esteem by increasing confidence through accomplishment (fitness goals), helping us feel more physically attractive, and promoting social connections with other people who enjoy working out as well.
Similarly one of the studies published in the journal Sports Medicine found that when people exercised together, the levels of oxytocin (a hormone that helps connect us with others) increased significantly more than when they exercised alone. so, the more oxytocin we have in our bodies, the more likely we are to feel connected to others.
6. Improves the health of your bones
Exercise helps in developing strong bones by increasing the density of your bones and reducing fracture risk. It also strengthens your joints by increasing cartilage in the joints, which helps protect them from certain injuries.
Effect Of Diet on Your Health
Diet is one of the most essential factors in determining your overall health. Eating a balanced diet can help you to maintain a healthy weight, and also reduce the risk of some chronic diseases. On the other hand, if you are consuming a poor diet for a long time period or eating foods that have higher fats or sugar content, it can have serious health consequences.
The impact of poor nutrition on your health may be seen immediately or over time as you age. For example, consuming too much junk food can lead to rapid weight gain which can increase your risk for diabetes and heart disease. In contrast, eating an adequate amount of fruits and vegetables will help to keep your skin healthy.
If you want to reduce weight, want to get rid of obesity, and want to improve your overall fitness you need to get physically more active. Aim for at least 30 minutes of moderate-intensity physical activity for 2 to 3 days a week, and enjoy the amazing results.
*Ann Edwards is the fully qualified personal trainer from Elite sports. She has been helping people in the
field of bodybuilding and fitness from more than a decade. Her career in nutrition and physical therapy
has made her a fine addition for our team.