When we think of the importance of exercise, we think of weight loss and muscle tone, but there’s more than that. Discover the importance of exercise for your fitness journey.

Physical activity has so many benefits. It’s never too late to start. If you have been sedentary, your whole life, you can still make great strides for wellness through exercise. Exercise can change your life! It’s an important part of our wellness wheel.

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When we think of the importance of exercise, we think of weight loss and muscle tone, but there’s more than that. Discover the importance of exercise.

Discover the importance of exercise

You can go at your own speed. You don’t have to become a professional athlete overnight. You can work at your own pace and enjoy the journey to wellness as you go along. You can get great benefits in just minutes a day.

Pathways to wellness

There is something for everyone. Exercise can fit anyone’s lifestyle. If you don’t have an hour to work out, even five minutes a day can make a difference. And if you start there, and work up to 20 minutes a day, even more benefits. Don’t let your lack of time for yourself or full plate deter you from doing something for you.

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Exercise for obese beginners at home

If you are really overweight and don’t know where to start, we are here to help. First, visit your doctor and make sure you are healthy enough for exercise. Then, find something you can do. There are even exercises you can do from your bed.

But please be encouraged and find something. Bed exercises, walking, stretching, just do something. I promise you won’t regret it.

Definition of exercise

The definition of exercise is regular or repeated use of a faculty or bodily organ, bodily exertion for the sake of developing and maintaining physical fitness, something performed or practiced in order to develop, improve, or display a specific capability or skill, or a maneuver, operation, or drill carried out for training and discipline.

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Find out more about the benefits of exercise:

Physical benefits of exercise

Weight control

Reduce risk of heart disease

Manage blood sugar

Manage blood pressure

Builds muscle strength

Strengthens bones

Reduces falls

Better quality sleep

Better sexual health

Better flexibility

Reduced injuries

Helps you live longer

Helps you live a better-quality life

Gives you more energy

Improves balance

Improves range of motion

Helps develop skills

Conditions your heart

Helps you quit smoking and other unhealthy habits

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Mental benefits of exercise

Reduces depression

Reduced anxiety

Increases cognition

Improves mood

Mental sharpness for work

Social benefits of exercise

Builds relationships

Increases creativity

Improves self esteem

Helps you be more outgoing

Spiritual benefits of exercise

Gives you a sense of purpose

Helps you resist temptation

Makes you more mindful

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There are many more benefits to exercise, more than we could ever name here. It affects every area of your life. So, take some steps today to increase your physical activity in whatever way you enjoy!

Now, what do sprinters eat before a race?

Nothing, they fast… ha ha ha ha!