7 Ways Daily Physical Activity Makes a Better You

Apr 15, 2014

Foothills Sports Medicine Physical Therapy

by Foothills Sports Medicine Physical Therapy

Though we’re already four months into the new year, it’s always a great time to get up to date on the latest fitness trends and AZ sports medicine news. Whether your goal is to lose weight, build muscle, or simply feel better, here are seven ways that incorporating daily physical activity will make for a better you.

  1. Daily exercise controls weight.

It’s no mystery that exercising burns calories. Even when you can’t find time to make it to the gym, try to remain active throughout the day by doing simple things like taking the stairs instead of the elevator – your body will be thankful that you did!

  1. Exercise can improve mood.

When we look good, we feel good. The more you exercise, the better you’ll feel, and in turn your mood will improve right along with your self-confidence. Exercising actually releases endorphins in your brain that make you feel happy!

  1. Exercise will boost your energy levels.

If you are easily winded by completing everyday tasks, incorporating more physical activity into your life could be a positive solution. Exercise delivers oxygen and nutrients to your tissues and can help your cardiovascular system work more efficiently. The more fit you get through exercise, the more you will feel it all day, everyday.

  1. Exercise promotes better sleep.

If you have difficulty falling asleep, exercising during the day could be the perfect quick fix. Regular physical activity can help you fall asleep faster and help you achieve a deeper sleep throughout the night.

  1. Exercise can be fun.

Never forget: exercise can be fun! Workout with friends or family to make it an activity you look forward to. If you find your routine to be boring, why not shake things up with something new by taking a dance class or joining a local sports team.

  1. Exercise can help you establish a daily routine.

Commitment to exercise can also lead to better time management. If you find you have difficulty sticking to a schedule, exercise can help you stay on track in all aspects of your life.  If you establish a physical activity to accomplish everyday you are more likely to stick with your plan.

  1. Exercise is the best way to fight disease and health conditions.

Daily physical activity can oftentimes be a wonderful way to combat health conditions. Regular exercise can help prevent health issues like stroke, metabolic syndrome, type 2 diabetes, depression, and even arthritis.
For more information on the benefits of regular exercise, visit us at Foothills Acceleration & Sports Training or make an appointment with a qualified AZ sports medicine and physical therapy expert today!

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