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Exercise for Health

The importance of sports or any other form of exercise is unmatched and is proven to be positive in many different ways. People exercise for a variety of reasons. Some for health, some for sports, or even for enjoyment and use as a hobby. It comes in many forms and the good thing about it is anyone can do it, even for free.

There is scientific evidence of reasons why it is good for you and boosts your overall mood. It is a great way to connect with friends and family and can bring new people together. With all the different kinds of sports leagues, exercise classes, and workout facilities, there is an option for anyone of any age.

Provided by the CDC, “Physical activity can help you think, learn, problem-solve, and enjoy an emotional balance. It can improve memory and reduce anxiety or depression. Regular physical activity can also reduce your risk of cognitive decline, including dementia.” Why wouldn’t someone exercise? There are studies that have shown many barriers that creep up when you least expect them time, money, weather, self-consciousness, boredom, and fatigue, just to name a few.

Exercise should be put into everyone’s schedule, but it does not come naturally to everyone. By planning it in your daily routine, there is a better chance of actually doing it. A good workout routine keeps you going and makes you more proficient, both at movement and at building healthy habits. With that, a good workout plan is also important. Sticking to it and ensuring you hit each workout is essential for personal growth.

Scientists from the World Economic Forum found that Americans resting metabolic rate, the total number of calories burned when the body is completely at rest, has fallen by about 6 percent since 1820, which translates to 27 fewer minutes of daily exercise. This can account for many reasons such as extended leisure time or a lack of self-discipline. A report by IHRSA shows that 18–34-year-olds hold the majority of gym memberships at 30.9%, closely followed by 35-54-year-olds, but memberships held by 55+ are now the fastest-growing demographic. In fact, older members now visit their clubs more often than their younger counterparts. Older members have more time on their hands but they also need the will to do it and go exercise as well. The workout is not beneficial if you aren’t replacing what you exert. Nutrition and diet can decide how quickly someone can gain or lose weight.

The hardest part about it is the commitment; however, studies show physical exercise could be a protective factor against the disease. Exercise not only will it get you in shape,  but it also strengthens your immune system and helps to fight off harmful viruses.

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