Exercise is important for your overall health.
Everyone has heard the phrase “Exercise is important for your overall health.” However, it is repeated so often it can sometimes sound like a broken record. As an expert general surgeon, Dr. Elijah Mobley feels it is essential that his patients understand just how vital exercise is, to a healthy life. Los Angeles County patients should make it a point to develop an exercise routine with their doctor that works for them and allows them to enjoy every aspect of their lives. The average Montclair resident should exercise at least 20 minutes a day, 7 days a week or 30 minutes per day, 5 days per week.
The Importance of Exercise
First and foremost, exercise prevents diseases from forming in your body. Exercise is known to help people prevent heart disease as it keeps the heart moving and working properly. It also can help prevent diabetes and certain cancers from forming in the body. Moderate exercise on a regular basis, along with a well-balanced diet, is the best prevention method for many of these diseases.
People who exercise find that they have more energy throughout the day and they can withstand extended periods of activity for a longer amount of time. Many people might think because they use more energy to exercise, they will have less throughout the rest of the day. However, exercise is a way of helping your body work more efficiently and use less energy to complete certain tasks.
It is the best way to control weight and maintain a healthy lifestyle. The way that exercise helps to control weight is by burning off calories. When you eat, you consume calories that would continue to sit in your body if you didn’t use energy to burn them. The right exercise routines and regular fitness sessions will help you burn off calories that allow you to maintain, control or lose weight as necessary.
It helps to strengthen your muscles and keeps your bones strong. Exercising allows you to continue doing the activities you love for many years to come such as, playing with loved ones and enjoying walks. In addition to helping you feel better and stay active, your toned muscles will look better at the same time.
It improves your emotional state and mental health. Exercise releases endorphins, which is the hormone that allows you to feel happy. It also improves your decision-making skills and critical thinking skills. Exercise promotes good sleep habits, which allows you to feel happy and rested all day long.
As every patient is different and has different health concerns impacting their ability to exercise, it is important to work with medical professionals to develop a routine that will be both helpful and beneficial.