The Health Benefits of Exercise


I believe that exercise is very important, and has been a big part of my life for 11 years. I have learned that exercise can be done virtually anywhere.

I have exercised in many different places, like the beach, playground, the living room and by my pool. I have even done jump squats and push ups in the bathroom to wake up in the morning (true story).

We all know that exercise has many health benefits, even though a lot of people are in denial about it for one reason or another. I am going to touch on a few different health benefits that come along with exercise.


  • Weight Loss

Exercise can help prevent excess weight gain or help maintain weight loss along with proper diet. This is probably the biggest reason why we all exercise. When you engage in physical activity, calories are burned. The more intense the activity, the more calories are burned. Exercise does not have to last for hours at a time, sometimes 45 minutes of intense exercise is more than enough.

  • Increased Energy and Elevates Mood

Regular exercise can increase your strength and endurance, and when your lungs and heart are strengthened with exercise, exercise gets easier to do. Exercise increases the endorphins in your body, which not only increases your energy levels, but elevates your mood as well. Exercise will make you feel happier and more relaxed, and also boosts confidence and improves self-esteem.

  • Helps the Fight Against Disease

No matter your current weight, being active boost the good cholesterol and fights the bad cholesterol (triglycerides). This will keep the blood flowing smoothly, which decreases risk of cardiovascular disease. Regular physical activity can help prevent a wide range of health problems including stroke, type 2 diabetes, depression and certain types of cancer.

  • Exercise Increases Sex Drive

Regular physical activity can make you feel energized and feel better about the way you look, which may have a positive effect on your sex life. Exercise can also lead to increased arousal for women, and men who exercise regularly are less likely to have erectile dysfunction than men who don’t exercise. Also just like I stated above, exercise makes us all look and feel better about ourselves, so we feel more comfortable with our bodies. This example alone should make us all want to exercise more!

  • Increases Metabolic Rate

With regular weight training, the body will put on more muscle. The more muscle you have, the faster your metabolism will be. This means you will burn more fat, add shape to your body and increase your Basal Metabolic Rate (BMR). Your Basal Metabolic Rate is the amount of daily energy expended at rest. When your BMR increases, the calories you can eat when at rest increases as well. I am a fan of more food!


There are many more reasons why exercise is beneficial to us all, and I can go on about this topic for a long time. These are the key reasons why we should all include daily exercise in our lives, so stop with the excuses, get off the couch and move your body! Our bodies are meant to move around, so take advantage of this gift and enjoy your body 🙂


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