The list of benefits for exercise can go on for a while. It can do a great many things, but there is one thing that it can’t do. Let’s start with the good news.
Exercise can help you stay lean even more so than dieting. For those who have worked out you already know that it is not just dieting that keep you fit and lean, but exercise that changes your entire body. To keep the pounds away, exercise is incredibly important and the key to keeping the weight off.
Not only can exercise help you keep off weight, but it can also fight off the heart-damaging effects of terrible foods. Performing high-intensity workouts and exercises that involve cardio can prevent the loss of blood vessel function, something that regularly occurs after you stuff your body with fatty foods.
Exercise, especially cardio has huge health benefits for your body overall. A Study of over 14,000 men discovered that high cardio fitness will mean less chance of getting lung cancer and 32% lower risk of dying from cancer later in life.
Exercise is also proven to help you in the bedroom. Even when sampling 300 racially diverse men, those who reported doing at least two hours of exercise weekly, or three and a half hours of moderate exercise, or even six hours of light exercise weekly had higher overall sexual function scores than those who exercise less. This report was done by the Journal of Sexual Medicine.
There are a great number of health benefits to exercise, but the one thing that exercise can’t help you out with is the negative effects sitting all day does to your body. Sitting for long periods of time is incredibly bad for us. In fact, the American College of Cardiology confirmed that sitting has such a negative effect on the body, that no amount of exercise can help you negate the damage done. In every hour of sitting, you run the risk of hardened arteries by 14%, regardless of how much you exercise. How do you prevent this? Make sure if you’re working in an environment where you’re sitting all the time, you get up every once in a while and move your body around.