How important is exercise really?

Group exercise classes are a great way to get started and meet people with similar fitness goals.

Our daily lives require us to exercise, but we don’t always know why or how it benefits us. Remember that our ancestors moved around continuously hunting for food and shelter and crossing vast distances every day. We are descendants of nomadic people. The human body was designed for regular physical activity, it has evolved to do so, and failing to get enough physical exercise can have serious health consequences.

We are designed to move, just as sports cars are designed to speed. It is probable that a sports car would suffer costly engine problems if taken out for a short drive only once a month. When people sit at a desk or watch TV all day and don’t exercise, they can develop obesity problems over time. It has been shown that being physically and mentally active has many health benefits. Perhaps it will even extend your life.

Over the years, it has been medically proven that a healthy mind is always present in a healthy body. So, if you want to stay healthy both mentally and physically, then it is crucial for you to exercise regularly. In this article, we will take a look at why exercise is important for the human body and what benefits you can get by exercising. 

Benefits of Daily Exercise

There are plenty of benefits of exercise and physical activity, we have enlisted some of them below:

Exercise controls weight

Weight loss can be maintained with exercise and excess weight can be prevented. Burning calories occurs when you exercise. Intensity increases your calorie expenditure. Even if you cannot find time to exercise every day, regular trips to the gym are still beneficial. It is better to engage in any amount of activity than to do nothing at all. You can get the benefits of exercise just by being more active throughout your day – such as taking the stairs rather than the elevator or revving up your household chores. It’s crucial to be consistent.

Muscles and bones benefit from it

In order to maintain and build strong bones and muscles, exercise is very important. Combined with a substantial protein diet, activities like weightlifting encourage muscle building. In fact, exercise increases the ability of your muscles to absorb amino acids because it releases hormones that facilitate this function. This encourages their growth and prevents them from breaking down.

Muscle, function, and strength decrease as we age, which can lead to increased injuries. As you age, it becomes increasingly important to maintain your strength and reduce muscle loss through regular physical activity. Furthermore, exercise increases bone mass while you’re still young, helping to prevent osteoporosis as you age.

According to some researchers, high-impact exercises such as gymnastics and running, or sports with unusual impacts like soccer and basketball, may actually promote a higher bone density than non-impact exercises such as swimming and cycling.

The health benefits of exercise are well known

Having trouble sleeping? Interested in preventing high blood pressure? In addition to boosting high-density lipoprotein (HDL) cholesterol, being physically active reduces unhealthy triglycerides. The two factors work in conjunction to ensure smooth blood flow, thereby reducing the risk of cardiovascular diseases.

Many health problems and concerns can be prevented or managed by regular exercise, including:

  • Angioplasty
  • Metabolic issues
  • Hypertension
  • The second type of diabetes
  • Suffering from depression
  • Insomnia
  • Various types of cancer 
  • Inflammatory arthritis

Furthermore, it helps reduce the chances of death from all causes and improves cognitive function.

The mood is improved by exercise

Want to lift your spirits? You’ve been stressed out all day and want to blow some steam off? Try going to the gym or walking briskly. It is claimed that physical activity stimulates brain chemicals that may result in fewer anxiety attacks, a feeling of calm, and happiness. Exercise is also a great way to be more confident and to improve your self-esteem when you exercise regularly.

Exercise boosts energy

Shopping for groceries or doing household chores stressing you? Strengthening your muscles and increasing your endurance can be achieved by regular physical activity. As a result of exercising your tissues are supplied with oxygen and nutrients, and your cardiovascular system is able to function more effectively. You will have more energy to accomplish daily tasks once your heart and lung health improves.

The brain functions better when you exercise

The brain gets more oxygen and blood flow when it exercises. Also, in the hippocampus, another part of the brain that controls memory and learning, helps release brain chemicals (hormones) that promote cell growth.  The results are a boost in concentration, improved cognition, and a reduced risk of cognitive degenerative diseases like Alzheimer’s.

Skin health can be improved by Exercising

How much oxidative stress your body has can have an impact on your skin. Free radicals damage the body’s cells through oxidative stress, which occurs when the antioxidant defenses cannot completely repair these damages. Your skin can suffer a negative impact as a result.

While moderate exercise reduces the risk of oxidative damage, intense and exhaustive exercise can actually damage cells by reducing the production of natural antioxidants. A similar process occurs when exercising, which stimulates blood flow and causes skin cells to adapt, which delays skin aging.

Pain can be reduced by Exercising

Exercise can reduce chronic pain, despite it being painful. For many years, rest and inactivity were the recommended treatments for chronic pain. Exercise can alleviate chronic pain, according to a recent study. According to one review of several studies, exercise can reduce chronic pain and improve the quality of life for people suffering from chronic pain.

There have also been several studies showing that exercise can manage pain associated with chronic conditions such as low back pain, fibromyalgia, and chronic soft tissue shoulder disorders. Aside from improving pain tolerance, physical activity reduces pain perception in addition to increasing it.

Final Verdict

Just do it! Aside from feeling good, having fun, and boosting your health, exercise is an excellent way to feel better. Health and Human Services recommend the following for most healthy adults: A combination of moderate and vigorous aerobic activity of at least 150 minutes per week, or 75 minutes per week of vigorous aerobic activity.

According to the guidelines, this exercise should be spread throughout the week. You can run, walk or swim as examples. Physical activity, even in small amounts, can be beneficial, and the accumulation of activity throughout the day can be beneficial. Two to three times per week, you should train all major muscle groups. Free weight training, using a weight machine, or body weight training are examples.

Plan your week’s activities in advance. Increasing your moderate aerobic activity to 300 minutes or more every week may be necessary if you want to lose weight, achieve specific fitness goals or get even more benefits. If you have chronic health problems, such as heart disease, diabetes, or arthritis, or are concerned about your fitness, be sure to talk to your doctor before starting any new exercise


Visit Our Office


5037B FM-2920

Spring, TX 77388


Monday – Thursday

8:00am – 4:00pm

LOCATION UPDATE! We are still located in the same building however we have recently moved our clinic to the rear parking lot entrance. If you have any trouble finding us please call our office at (281) 801-4286.


Schedule an appointment at our clinic in Spring.


Schedule a virtual visit from home or on the go.


We offer convenient Walk-In services as well! Mon. – Thurs. 8am-4pm

Visit Our Office


5037B FM-2920

Spring, TX 77388


Monday – Thursday

8:00am – 4:00pm

LOCATION UPDATE! We are still located in the same building however we have recently moved our clinic to the rear parking lot entrance. If you have any trouble finding us please call our office at (281) 801-4286.