Ok, its getting to be that time of year again:  the END of the year. It is the time when summer vacations come to a close and children go back to school and the holidays begin.  With Halloween and Thanksgiving and Christmas, of course, it is easy to get into the habit of just listlessly consuming large amounts of sugared treats. From candy to pastries and massive spreads, these holidays certainly focus greatly on food.

Of course, this is one big reason why one of the top resolutions made every New Year’s Eve is to get into shape.  And, of course, this is a resolution that many find extremely difficult to keep, particularly after several months of sedating, cold weather that makes you just want to curl up under a blanket and eat another plate of food.

But if you are one of the many who want to start the year off right—and who says you have to wait until the New Year—perhaps remembering these benefits will help to keep you motivated.

Obviously, “working out” presents benefits to your physical health.  There are two ways to look at this, basically:  the things that Multi Gym Montreal exercise increases and the things that exercise decreases.Image result for The Health Benefits of Regular Exercise

What Does Exercise Increase?

Exercise improves many of your body’s functions and capacities.  Here are is a list of qualities that improve from exercise:

    • muscle mass and strength
    • aerobic power
    • bone strength
    • breathing power
    • overall energy
    • sexual activity
    • higher quality of sleep
    • emotional mood
    • memory function and capacity

What Does Exercise Reduce?

In addition to the many things that exercise can increase, exercise can also help to decrease or reduce several risky health characteristics, too. For example, exercise can help to reduce:

  • Body fat
  • risk for arthritis
  • risk for acute illness (allergic reaction, common cold,  
  • risk for chronic illness (
  • risk for heart disease
  • anxiety
  • risk for dementia

What Does Exercise Regulate?

Finally, regular exercise helps your body to regulate various functions and operate more effectively.  Of course, better regulations of these characteristics also help to improve some aspects of health while reducing the potential for other risks.  Some aspects regulated by exercise include:

  • body weight
  • blood pressure
  • blood sugar
  • immune function
  • metabolic rate