10. Helps you sleep better
Working out helps you fall and stay asleep more easily, and it increases the amount of time you spend in the deepest stage of sleep known as REM.
9. Slows the aging process & reduces the risk of premature death
Most people lose 10% of their aerobic capacity each year after the age of 30. The more exercise you get over this age can decrease the rate at which the capacity is lost. Working out also improves skin and muscle tone, increases flexibility and reduces the risk of many age-related diseases. Such as, heart disease, osteoarthritis and osteoporosis.
8. Builds and maintains healthy muscles, bones & joints
As you get older your body is not as agile and is more susceptible to injury and problems. With regular exercise your body can maintain flexibility and prevent muscle and joint problems that tend to come with advanced age.
7. Maintain immune system
Exercise is a very important activity for maintaining your immune system. It has been shown through studies that exercise can increase natural immune cell stimulators; this decreases the risk of infectious diseases.
6. Improves mental ability
Adequate exercise it has been shown to enhance recollection of memories, increase reaction time and concentration. To access these benefits it only takes simple exercise, such as walking for 45 minutes at least 3 times a week.
5. Improves confidence
Confidence is a benefit of working out. However, it is not usually one of the reasons that promotes exercise. Most people want a better lifestyle or physique. With either of those comes a great deal of self-appreciation. When the feeling of an improved self-image is gained it becomes motivation to stick with a workout program.
4. Increases energy and endurance
Being too tired to work out changes after a few weeks of continued exercise. Being consistent with your activity increases your energy and endurance.
3. Improves sexual performance and restores libido
Regular exercise can increase sexual drive, activity and satisfaction. In men exercise can increase testosterone levels, which can also increase desire. This happens when working out is done with healthy supplements. When done without healthy supplements (anabolic steroids) an adverse reaction can occur and decrease testosterone.
2. Reduces stress, depression and anxiety
To have the ability reduce stress, depression and anxiety is something many people would pay for. Exercise can help reduce all three of these. They are not permanent fixes for those who suffer from medical conditions but it can definitely help for some.
1. Reduces the risk of many diseases
The best reason of all to work out regularly is that it reduces your risk of heart disease, high blood pressure, osteoporosis, diabetes, obesity, high cholesterol, colon cancer, breast cancer, stroke, heart attack, and arthritis. All of these diseases are leaders in death rates.