Exercise for Improving Your Life

Exercise for Improving Your Life

Exercise is the key to being healthy. Of course there are other factors like your diet that plays a role but exercise is proven to increase your physical and mental abilities.

Benefits of exercise:

  1. Reduces Stress
  2. Combats disease
  3. Controls weight
  4. Increases Energy Level
  5. Better Sleeps
  6. Increased Sexual Performance
  7. Boosted Immune System
  8. Exercising with a Good Diet will Help You Lose Weight and Reduce Body Fat
  9. Weight Loss

Exercising to lose weight is a no-brainer. When you engage in regular exercise you burn more calories than you would normally.  The more calories you burn the easier it is to keep your weight and body fat under control.  Make sure that when you exercise to lose weight you follow a regular schedule and spend a minimum of 30  minutes per day to ensure you are  getting your heart rate up enough to make an impact. It is recommended to work out at least 3 days per week but the more the better.

Your weight is determined by the number of calories you eat each day minus what your body uses. Everything you eat contains calories and everything you do uses calories including eating, sleeping, talking, breathing, digesting food, and exercise. In order to control you weight you need balance the amount of calories you take in with the amount you use. If you burn more than you take in, you will lose weight.

Most people that are interested in losing weight will try some kind of diet, but the truth is that all diets have two things in common and all successful people at losing weight have two things in common. These two things are reducing calories and regular exercise. If you do these two things you will lose weight and it’s a lot easier than counting calories and a lot cheaper than buying a ton of weight loss products. Of course these diets and the foods that they sell are still good for you the best proven way to lose weight is to exercise and cut back on the calories.

Stress Reduction and Other Mental Benefits

Exercise is one of the best stress relievers I have ever used personally. If you are having a stressful day take a job or go to the gym for 30 minutes and you feel the effects immediately. Improved self-esteem is another one of the top benefits from regular exercise. Scientific studies have shown that your brain releases  chemicals called endorphins that naturally improve your mood, boost your energy levels, and relax you once your done working out. The feeling following a workout is described as “euphoric” and is accompanied by an energy burst. Some people say they get an adrenaline like effect that makes their body feel so good that they actually get addicted to exercise.

Disease Prevention and Cures

One of the best things about exercise is the ability to control, reduce, or even cure certain illnesses like heart disease. By strengthening your heart muscles you will be able to put more load on your heart without taking in all the negative effects. This will help you prevent strokes and control blood pressure as you get older. It is also proven that regular exercise will increase your life span.

Diseases that are preventable by exercise:

  1. High blood pressure
  2. Diabetes
  3. Back Pain
  4. Osteoporosis
  5. Reduces Depression and Anxiety
  6. Obesity

Before you lay out any exercise plan it is a good to discuss this with your doctor and he can also recommend some exercises for you.


Defining motivation is often hard because it is usually the combination of things. We can call it the ‘intense desire’. Many people face the mental blockage of thoughts when they need motivation. This is bad, but there are many ways for that negative blockage to disappear, and here are a few advices on how you can do it.


focusWe live in a century that is full of shiny gadgets and the inevitable TV that just keeps your mind occupied with the unnecessary information most of the time. It is a great way to distract yourself so it would be advisable not to be around something that drags your attention away from the things you need to do. Stay focus on the task that needs to be done and the sooner you get it done, the better you will feel. It is fine every once in awhile to let your mind wander, but remember that something is waiting for you and it won’t go away if you prolong the fun.


Doing something you’ve been avoiding to do can be quite a pain and everyone knows this. You are not only one who feels this way. But you need to remember why you have to do it. Sure, the task is maybe uncomfortable, but at least make it fun if you can. Make it easy to do – even if you know it’s not! Making it easy just by thinking it is easy enough to do can boost your motivation to do it. The more enjoyable it is, the more you’ll want to do it. The more you want to do it, the quicker you’ll finish it.


You’ve probably heard this quite often: write something down so that you don’t forget about it later. Even if you are not a forgetful person, what can happen over time is that your goal fades away because you think it is not important or you lose interest. Never lose your interest. Remember why you set the goal in the first place. So write that something on a piece of paper, tape it either on a computer or your desk, some place where you spend your time and remind yourself on why you need to do it. That way you’ll be reminded throughout your day and it becomes easier to stay on track and focused.


As we said earlier, media and society have often negative thoughts. Be sure to filter out the negativity. Start watching only positive things on the TV if it is possible. Even a household show about kitchen faucet reviews is better than crimes and terrorism news. With your deadlines, you don’t need the unnecessary drama. Reduce your information intake. By doing this, more of your positive thoughts and actually useful information can get to your mind. It is advisable to be vigilant on being selective about the things that surround you and keep it positive as much as possible.


Start from something that you didn’t even think that it could be a goal. Like for example take out the trash can, or walk the dog, or go visit someone. Never start something big and expect quick results. This will only filter in the disappointment when that something isn’t done the way you wanted it to be done. Small things are doable. Start with small doable things and gradually raise up the challenge. Even the big tast will seem small. Glass is not half empty – it’s half full.