City Way Articles

Back to list

Top 10 benefits of exercise

Top 10 benefits of exercise

City Way Health clinic Rochester share top benefits of being active


Everywhere we look we are faced with an array of advice and tips on how to get fit for the summer. If you see exercise as a chore, which to be honest most of us do, then this simple reminder of the benefits may help.

 

Exercise…

  • Increases your stamina and endurance and once you get into a habit it DOES get easier
  • Reduces stress as it activates your endorphins which will encourage a high and a sense of well-being
  • Decreases your blood pressure and blood cholesterol
  • Strengthens your immune system, which can help improve your resistance to some illnesses
  • Helps reduce the risk of heart disease and a stroke
  • Strengthens your bones and joints, which can decrease a woman’s chance for osteoporosis
  • Decreases your appetite, which may be a huge benefit for those looking at weight loss
  • Strengthen both the heart and lungs so that they can work more efficiently
  • Helps improve social skills and self-esteem, especially if the exercise is within a group
  • Encourages us to reach goals, whether they are personal or professional