There is such a great variety of fitness exercises available to choose from, that it always seems strange when people claim that they don't like working out because it is boring.
Fitness exercises can range from something as simple as walking, through sports like tennis to something demanding like training for a triathlon.
What all fitness exercises have in common is the effect they have on your body. Research is demonstrating more and more the remarkable and far-reaching effects that a whole variety of fitness exercises can have.
While most people tend to target simple things like losing weight, research shows that regular workouts can provide a whole range of benefits, including:
- Stronger muscles
- Increased flexibility
- Greater ability to perform everyday tasks like lifting and carrying
- Lower blood pressure
- Better sleep
- Improved sex life
- More energy
- Protection from a whole range of major diseases including heart disease, cancer, diabetes and hypertension disorders
- Improved appearance
- Slowing the aging process
- Easier menopause for women
- Easier pregnancy, labour and recovery for pregnant women
- Increased metabolism, and thus easier to maintain healthy bodyweight
Given the benefits, the real question should be, why wouldn't anyone work out regularly? As little as three thirty minute workouts per week can have profound benefits, and with the choices ranging from dancing to swimming, group classes to long solo runs, there is something for everyone to enjoy.