130 Reasons To Workout

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1. Reduces your risk of getting heart disease, reduces risk of dying from heart disease.

2. Increases your level of muscle strength.

3. Improves the functioning of your immune system.

4. Enhances sexual desire, performance and satisfaction, Enriches sexuality.

5. Helps you to more effectively manage stress.

6. Helps you to lose weight — especially fat weight.

7. Improves the likelihood of survival from a myocardial infarction (heart attack).

8. Can help relieve the pain of tension headaches — perhaps the most common type of headache.

9. Improves your body’s ability to use fat for energy during physical activity.

10. Increases the density and breaking strength of bones.

11.Helps to preserve lean body tissue.

12. Reduces the risk of developing hypertension (high blood pressure).

13. Increases the density and breaking strength of ligaments and tendons.

14. Improves coronary (heart) circulation.

15.Increases circulating level of HDL (good) cholesterol.

16. Assists in efforts to stop smoking.

17. Reduces your risk of developing Type 2 (non-insulin dependent) diabetes.

18. Can help improve short-tem memory in older individuals.

19. Helps to maintain weight loss — unlike dieting, alone.

20. Helps relieve many of the common discomforts of pregnancy (backache, heartburn, constipation, etc).

21. Reduces your anxiety level.

22. Helps control blood pressure in people with hypertension.

23. Reduces the viscosity of your blood.

24. Reduces vulnerability to various cardiac dysrhythmias (abnormal heart rhythms).

25. Increases your maximal oxygen uptake ( VO2 max–perhaps the best measure of your physical working capacity).

26. Helps to overcome jet lag.

27. Slows the rate of joint degeneration in people with osteoarthritis.

28. Lowers your resting heart rate.

29. Helps to boost creativity.

30. Reduces circulating levels of triglycerides.

31. Helps the body resist upper respiratory tract infections.

32. Increases your anaerobic threshold, allowing you to work or exercise longer at a higher level, before a significant amount of lactic acid builds up.

33.Reduces medical and healthcare expenses.

34. Improves ability to recover from physical exertion.

35. Helps speed recovery from chemotherapy treatments.

36. Increases ability to supply blood to the skin for cooling.

37. Increases the thickness of the cartilage in your joints.

38. Gives you more energy to meet the demands of daily life, and provides you with a reserve to meet the demands of unexpected emergencies.

39. Increase your level of muscle endurance.

40. Helps you sleep easier and better..

41. Improves posture.

42. Improves athletic performance.

43. Helps you to maintain your resting metabolic rate.

44. Reduces the risk of developing colon cancer.

45. Increases your tissues’ responsiveness to the actions of insulin (i.e., improves tissue sensitivity for insulin), helping to better control blood sugar, particularly if you are a Type2 diabetic.

46. Helps to relieve constipation.

47. Expands blood plasma volume.

48. Reduces the risk of developing prostate cancer.

49. Helps to combat substance abuse.

50. Helps to alleviate depression, Reduced Depression: The production of Endorphins (Feel good hormones) is increased through exercise. Nothing improves mood and suppresses depression better than those endorphins.

51. Increases your ability to adapt to cold environments.

52. Helps you maintain proper muscle balance.

53. Reduces the rate and severity of medical complications associated with hypertension.

54. Helps to alleviate certain menstrual symptoms.

55. Lowers your heart rate response to sub maximal physical exertion.

56. Helps to alleviate low-back pain, Eases and possibly eliminates back problems and pain.

57. Helps to reduce the amount for insulin required to control blood sugar level in Type1(insuline-dependent) diabetics.

58. Improves mental alertness, increases Mental Focus

59. Improves respiratory muscle strength and muscle endurance — particularly important for asthmatics.

60. Reduces your risk of having a stroke.

61. Helps you to burn excess calories.

62. Increases your cardiac reserve.

63. Improves your physical appearance.

64. Offsets some of the negative side-effects of certain antihypertensive drugs.

65.Increases your stroke volume (the amount of blood the heart pumps with each beat).

66. Improves your self-esteem.

67. Reduces your susceptibility for coronary thrombosis (clot in an artery that supplies the hear with blood).

68. Helps you to relax.

69. Reduces the risk of developing breast cancer, by up to 60% Estradiol and progesterone, two ovarian hormones linked to breast cancer tumor production are lowered in the body by exercise.
*A womans body is most susceptible to these hormones during the time between ovulation and menstruation. Habitual exercise can actually delay ovulation until later in the menstrual cycle. This reduces the time she must fight these hormones.

Fat has long been known to be a catalyst in the production of estrogen (estradiol). Regular exercise burns body fat and thus decreases the rate of estrogen production. So there you have it!… A two pronged, cancer preventing exercise benefit!

70. Improves mental cognition (a short-term effect only).

71. Maintains or improves joint flexibility, Reduces joint discomfort.

72. Improves your glucose tolerance.

73. Reduces workdays missed due to illness.

74. Protects against “creeping obesity”( the slow but steady weight gain that occurs as you age).

75. Enhances your muscles’ abilities to contract, Increases speed of muscle contraction and reaction time.

76. Increases your productivity at work.

77. Reduces your likelihood of developing low-back problems.

78. Improves your balance and coordination.

79. Allows you to consume grater quantities of food and still maintain caloric balance.

80. Provides protection against injury.

81. Decrease (by 20 to 30 percent ) the need for antihypertensive medication if you are hypertensive.

82. Improves your decision-making abilities.

83. Helps reduce and prevent the immediate symptoms of menopause (hot flashes, sleep disturbances, irritability), and decrease the long-term risks of cardiovascular disease, osteoporosis and obesity.

84. Helps to relieve and prevent “migraine headache attacks”.

85. Reduces the risk of endometriosis (a common cause of infertility).

86. Helps to retard bone loss as you age, thereby reducing your risk of developing osteoporosis.

87. Helps decrease your appetite ( a short-term effect only).

88. Improves the pain tolerance and mood if you suffer from osteoarthritis.

89. Helps prevent and relieve the stresses that cause carpal tunnel syndrome.

90. Makes your heart more efficient pump.

91. Helps to decrease left ventricular hypertrophy (a thickening of the walls of the left ventricle) in people with hypertension.

92. Improves your mood.

93. Helps to increase your overall health awareness.

94. Reduces the risk of gastrointestinal bleeding.

95. Helps you to maintain an independent lifestyle.

96. Reduces the level of abdominal obesity — a significant health-risk factor.

97. Increases the diffusion capacity of the lungs, enhancing the exchange of oxygen from your lungs to your blood.

98. Improves heat tolerance.

99. Improves your overall Quality of Life.

100. Lifelong regular exercise may be protective against the development of Alzheimer’s disease.

101. Just like dressing sharp to treat a job seriously exercise takes your health seriously.
* Arab Quote – He who has health has hope, he who has hope has everything. Hope is a great catalyst and a great driver of success even in the darkest of times or the toughest of situations. Fighting in the desert over water and for those of you with the normal stress over school and relationships.. Reality Check!

102. Maximizing your genetic potential.

103. For Introverts it is a great way to express your work ethic and your drive and commitment.

104. For artists and creative people it gives you an outlet to design and create yourself as you see your mental image.

105. You can play a lot more if you have the energy for it!

106. You are tired of being uncomfortable in your skin or you want to still feel comfortable in your body.

107. Going shopping was never so enjoyable when everrrrrrrrrrything looks good on you.

108. Endorphins ~ natural chemical high from your body – you don’t need to use unhealthy drugs!
* Also seen as runner’s high. rolling around laughing for a while, orgasm, power of positive thinking, music, dancing

109. Reduce triglycerides and bad cholesterol

110. Increase your stamina and ability to do continuous work

111. Reduce the risk of premature death

112. Improve psychological well-being

113. Adds a sparkle and radiance to complexion.

114. Improved digestion.

115. Prevents or removes bat wings ( girls with flappy under arms )

116. Improves appetite for healthy foods.

117. Improves body shape.

118. Tones and firms muscles.

119. Improves body composition.

120. Makes the body use calories more efficiently.

121. Is the greatest body tune-up. ( you tune up your car don’t ya, clean your room, bathroom, brush your teeth? )

122. Improves liver functioning.

123. Enhances feedback through the nervous system.

124. Increases concentration of myoglobin (carries oxygen in muscles) in skeletal muscles.

125. Increases contractility of the heart’s ventricles.

126. Makes calcium transport in the heart and body more efficient.

127. Helps to alleviate varicose veins.

128. Strengthens the heart.

129. Improves glycogen storage.

130. May add a few years to life.

Be A Light In The Dark

The Hope Notes Project

2 Responses to “130 Reasons To Workout”

  1. Hiiii ;) haha cool ~ I was searching for my thread and found it here ~ who are you on soompi? you can just message me on soompi.

    ttyl! nice blog – oh…

    one thing to note..

    its Closer to god, not closure to God. ;p

  2. Another connection with your writing. I have been on this quest to get in shape and have been working out most days of the week. Thanks for posting this. Just reminds me that great minds think a like:)

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