Dr Massoud Eftekhari:
Exercise better than medications!
Regular physical activity has at least 7 good effect on your health:
- controls your weight. You know exercise is good for you, but do you know how good? From boosting your mood to improving your sex life, find out how exercise can improve your life. Exercise can help prevent excess weight gain or help maintain weight loss. When you engage in physical activity, you burn calories. The more intense the activity, the more calories you burn. You don't need to set aside large chunks of time for exercise to reap weight-loss benefits. If you can't do an actual workout, get more active throughout the day in simple ways by taking the stairs instead of the elevator or revving up your household chores
- combats your health conditions and diseases
Worried about heart disease? Hoping to prevent high blood pressure? No matter what your current weight, being active boosts high-density lipoprotein (HDL), or "good," cholesterol and decreases unhealthy triglycerides. This one-two punch keeps your blood flowing smoothly, which decreases your risk of cardiovascular diseases. In fact, regular physical activity can help you prevent or manage a wide range of health problems and concerns, including stroke, metabolic syndrome, type 2 diabetes, depression, certain types of cancer, arthritis and falls.
- improves your mood
Need an emotional lift? Or need to blow off some steam after a stressful day? A workout at the gym or a brisk 30-minute walk can help. Physical activity stimulates various brain chemicals that may leave you feeling happier and more relaxed. You may also feel better about your appearance and yourself when you exercise regularly, which can boost your confidence and improve your self-esteem.
- boosts your energy
Winded by grocery shopping or household chores? Regular physical activity can improve your muscle strength and boost your endurance. Exercise and physical activity deliver oxygen and nutrients to your tissues and help your cardiovascular system work more efficiently. And when your heart and lungs work more efficiently, you have more energy to go about your daily chores.
- promotes better sleep
Struggling to fall asleep? Or to stay asleep? Regular physical activity can help you fall asleep faster and deepen your sleep. Just don't exercise too close to bedtime, or you may be too energized to fall asleep.
- puts the spark back into your sex life
Do you feel too tired or too out of shape to enjoy physical intimacy? Regular physical activity can leave you feeling energized and looking better, which may have a positive effect on your sex life. But there's more to it than that. Regular physical activity can lead to enhanced arousal for women. And men who exercise regularly are less likely to have problems with erectile dysfunction than are men who don't exercise.
- can make you happy
Exercise and physical activity can be a fun way to spend some time. It gives you a chance to unwind, enjoy the outdoors or simply engage in activities that make you happy. Physical activity can also help you connect with family or friends in a fun social setting. So, take a dance class, hit the hiking trails or join a soccer team. Find a physical activity you enjoy, and just do it. If you get bored, try something new.
You can read more about impact of exercuse on your life. Please see the folowing article wrighten by Harvad Medicla School.
Harvard medical school 2016-jan-12
Exercise can do more for your health than medications!
Exercise. You know you should do it, but you get stuck trying to decide if you should join a gym, try a yoga class, or start lifting weights. Then somehow, despite your best intentions, you end up doing nothing.
You’re not alone. We all struggle with the same issue — how to get started! To get you off the couch, Harvard Medical School experts created Starting to Exercise.
This report brings you the easiest ways to get moving, including:
• A quick and easy cardio routine
• Strength training workouts that help you maintain or improve your ability to do everything from carrying groceries to climbing the stairs
• A balance routine to help reduce risk for falls
• 3 walking workouts — including one that tones your upper body while you walk
• Stretches that help improve flexibility
• 7 tips to make exercise easier if you have arthritis
• A special bonus section, "Keys to staying motivated," that will help you stick with your new exercise routine
• And more!
Photos and tips show you the right way to do each move and give you options to help you customize the move to your fitness level.
You’ll get lots of information on how exercise can improve your health, like:
•Why experts say you should NOT stretch before exercising
•How to tell the right pace for your exercise program
•Best ways to avoid injuries when you’re working out
•How to breathe properly when you exercise so you don’t raise your blood pressure to dangerous levels
Research shows that just a half-hour of moderately intense exercise a day can improve your health and extend your life