We know, of course, that physical activity is good for our physical and mental health. While being inactive, for the most part, is not.
Setting for most of the day could make us resilient to the usual metabolic advantages of exercise, according to a small but worrying new study. The findings suggest that sedentariness may alter our bodies in ways that are not just unhealthy on their own but also hamper mental activities.
Although, it’s an indisputable fact that some people in the UAE love to carry out physical activities, others find exercising to be a daunting task. Meanwhile, a plethora of researches have been published to convince people that exercise is not all that good for weight loss.
This is probably the most obvious reason for many people doing it in the first place. According to this literature, if you want to drop pounds, the most efficient way is to eat less, not essentially to exercise more.
That said, research in recent years demonstrates quite convincingly all that exercise is good for. So, here are the five reasons to convince you to keep exercising, even though you may not like doing it:
Everyone is aware of the fact that inflammation is responsible for causing numerous diseases and ailments in the body as well as the brain. Exercise is the activity that helps reduce various inflammatory markers including c-reactive protein (CRP) and interleukin-6 (IL-6). They are associated with a number of diseases such as increased blood pressure, diabetes, etc.
The benefits of doing exercise bring forth multifaceted effects on different organs and systems. Sometimes it is difficult to figure out which organ systems are influenced by our unhealthy practices.
However, no matter what, exercise is likely to prevent several cardiovascular diseases, diabetes, certain cancers, neurodegenerative conditions, and the list goes on. Even if someone has gotten in an accident and is on bed rest, then even hiring a massage therapist in Dubai can help in the fight for rehabilitation.
Decreases the Risks of Heart Attack
Exercise is one of the activities that we can do for our hearts. This also includes blood pressure and cholesterol, in addition to the physical structure of the heart itself, and blood vessel function. According to recent research, doing 30 minutes of exercise on a daily basis is good enough to keep the heart in shape.
While some studies have suggested people commit themselves more to exercise to get substantial and evident effects, others stressed that even light activity is enough to help the heart carry out its functions effectively. Whatever point you support, there’s probably a sweet spot somewhere in the middle proving that exercise is good for optimal cardiovascular health.
There is a direct link between exercise and longer life. However, recent studies make it clear as to why this might be. Articles published in the journal ‘Preventive Medicine’ have found that exercise is associated with longer caps at the ends of chromosomes. Known as telomeres, these caps naturally abridge as we age, with each cell division.
Therefore, people with long life spans have telomeres that are in good shape as compared to those who don’t. However, there are a lot of things which people can do on their own to decrease the time of their shortage. Analyzed data suggests that people doing exercise have longer telomeres on average as compared to sedentary people. This is why exercise is paramount for maintaining good health.
Initiate the Growth of New Brain Cells
Once, neurologists used to believe that the brain was the only organ that lacked the capacity of growing new cells. This partially makes sense because we want our brains to be stable, fresh, and to keep us what we are.
However, in recent years, it has become quite evident that even the brain, too, grows neurons – the process which is called neurogenesis.
Interestingly what triggers the growth of new neurons, for most of the part, is aerobic exercise. Other activities including meditation or consulting a physiotherapist in Dubai to cure muscle-related problems have also been shown to stimulate brain new cell growth.
The area of the brain that is most related to growing new cells is the hippocampus, the functions of which are associated with learning and memory. It’s also the part that shrinks in depression, particularly in dementia. Therefore, the fact that we have some control over our health is exciting.
In a nutshell, it’s a good idea to start small and build up a habit of exercise. Finding what feels right—a task which apparently seems to be challenging but not impossible- is the best step towards leading a healthy lifestyle.