Seven Benefits of Exercise

October 27, 2014 Sydney Savion, D.Ed.

Do you spend long periods of inactivity? Want to feel better and have more energy? Shake of a sedentary lifestyle. Learn seven amazing benefits of exercise at HealthyPlace.

During my time in the military I was conditioned to exercise in the early morning hours. Typically, I was in the gym with my fellow comrades by 04:30 and out by 06:30. We knew once we started work our time was no longer our own. Now, as a civilian, I choose sleep over getting to the gym before the aurora. This means if I want to stay physically active and fit, I have to make time during the day or after I depart the office.

Health is the vital principle of bliss and exercise. ~James Thomson

It happens to the best of us. We get busy during the day and after being at the office for eight to 10 hours a day and fulfilling other commitments, the window to exercise tends to slip away. To be frank, there are days when I get home I just want to sit, veg and watch a mindless television show. What re-ignited the exercise fire for me was someone asking me: what exercise routine do you follow? My answer was sketchy at best. We both know to feel better, have more energy and even prolong your life, the time is now to get up and get moving. Take charge of your bliss. Take care of you.

The Benefits of Exercise

An editorial in the British Journal of Sports Medicine linked long periods of sitting with an increased chance of disease. Regular exercise and physical activity is your tonic to shake-off an ever-looming sedentary lifestyle and improve your health. The Mayo Clinic found there are seven amazing benefits of regular physical activity.

  1. Do you spend long periods of inactivity? Want to feel better and have more energy? Shake of a sedentary lifestyle. Learn the amazing benefits of exercise.Helps prevent excess weight gain or maintain weight loss.
  2. Boosts "good," cholesterol and decreases unhealthy triglycerides.
  3. Releases stress and improves mood.
  4. Improves muscle strength and boosts endurance.
  5. Promotes deeper and improved sleep.
  6. Leaves you feeling energized and looking better.
  7. Fosters unwinding and engaging in activities that bring you joy.

Don't miss out!

True enjoyment comes from activity of the mind and exercise of the body; the two are ever united. ~Wilhelm von Humboldt

Do you spend long periods of inactivity (sitting at the office, home or in your car)? How often do you exercise? Want to feel better and have more energy but don't exercise your body?

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APA Reference
Savion, S. (2014, October 27). Seven Benefits of Exercise, HealthyPlace. Retrieved on 2024, July 13 from

Author: Sydney Savion, D.Ed.

Alan Farr
November, 4 2014 at 1:59 pm

I always say that if you don't do exercise first thing, you won't do it. Retired now, but I always cycled to work 10 miles (16kms) or more, usually on a fixed-wheel bike (one gear, no stopping pedaling).
To have to cycle home again afterwards too gets rid of all office stress and doubles the amount of exercise into the bargain.

Dr Musli Ferati
October, 6 2018 at 5:22 am

Exercises, respectively physical activities, undoubtedly have got many positive effects to our global welfare. But theirs reinvigorate impact to mental health isn't enough judgement in professional and laic circles. As you emphasis in your mindful article regular exercise directly and indirectly promote and strengthen mental condition by releases daily stress injuries and improving sleep. These two component of daily life demand indicates crucial step to global wellbeing. There are many others benefits of physical activity for our global health that support and improve mental health. So it is of great importance to begin, as soon as possible, with physical activities, such are walking, running, exercises and others physical movements. In addition, physical activities are of immanent necessary in postmodern era with dominantly sedentary lifestyle performances. Exercises are also welcomed for mentally ill persons, because they are in deep psycho-motor inhibition and deprivation, as well.

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