10 Unknown but Interesting Health Benefits of Regular Workouts
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10 Unknown but Interesting Health Benefits of Regular Workouts

The common health benefits of exercises are well known to everyone. Exercises boost blood circulation in body thereby supporting proper functioning of the metabolic activities and maintaining a body mass index. But as per some reports and studies from the past years, there are many other health benefits that are yet not known to people.

As we all commonly believe that people who do regular exercises – whether on their own or in a gym – have a healthier life than others who do not exercise at all. Exercise is the key to improve blood circulation and boost our cardiovascular health along with maintaining a good body weight. While many people may have maintained a good routine for their daily exercises, it is commonly noticed that we all have a busy life and do not find a few minutes in a day for some workouts. It may sound surprising, but interestingly, there are many other significant yet unknown health benefits, other than the obvious ones, of regular workouts. This article uncoils the truth about a few such unknown, but great, advantages of regular physical workouts.

  1. Enhanced functioning of genes can be a significant result of regular workouts.
    • As per the studies conducted by some Swedish researchers, a number of young adults when put into exercising on a stationary bicycle showed a significant improvement in the genes of their muscle cells.
    • Based on the findings of some researches from the Harvard School Of Public Health, an hour of walk per day can reduce the tendency of genes to result in obesity in an individual.
  2. A few steps of walk or physical activities a day can reduce your risk to potential eye diseases.
    • As per a journal paper published in the Investigative Ophthalmology & Visual Science, daily walking for a few minutes can reduce the chances of developing Glaucoma.
    • Some studies also found that people engaged into moderate physical activities regularly most likely have less risk of suffering from low ocular perfusion pressure that may lead to Glaucoma in eyes.
  3. Moderate to vigorous levels of physical activities a day can give you a better sleep.
    • According to a study published in the Mental Health and Physical Activity journal publication, people who do at least 20 minutes of moderate or vigorous exercise a day are likely to have a better sleep in the night.
    • Experts say, if you have a good sleep, you are likely to be less prone to inflammation, higher blood glucose levels, increased blood pressure (BP) – all of which are symptoms of Type 2 Diabetes.
  4. Exercising regularly can result in increased blood flow to the brain thereby sharpening it further.
    •  As per a study published in the Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine, if you take exercise breaks during your work hours, you are likely to be more productive in your work. The publication reported that a total of two-and-a-half-hours workout in a week during your work can help your brain to think more proactively.
    • Certain studies also suggested that the benefits of regular physical activities can boost memory power and reduce the risk of dementia.
  5. Physical workouts on a regular basis can reduce the symptoms of severe migraines.
    • As per a study reported in the Cephalalgia journal, physical exercises when done regularly are also helpful in preventing migraines as other relaxation techniques or drug therapies can perform.
  6. Regular workouts can boost your immune system to fight against certain diseases.
    • Reports from the Huffington Post suggest that an individual performing moderate level of physical workout have chances of cutting down the number of upper respiratory tract infections, compared to a sedentary individual.
  7. Feeling good and happy has been reported to be another possible health benefit of regular physical exercises.
    • Scientifically, when you do any physical exercise, it induces the release of hormones known as endorphins. These hormones are a well known trigger for good feelings in the brain.
    • Some reports from the Huffington Post suggest that individuals who are more physically active showed a greater level of excitement and enthusiasm towards life.
  8. Regular exercises can help you remain young for a longer period in the life.
    • As per a study published last year in The Lancet, people who do a minimum of 15 minutes regular physical activities can have an extended life time – up to 3 years – due to better health.
  9. Sweating through regular physical exercises can help in developing a better skin.
    • Experts say regular exercises help in taking away all impurities from our skin cells through sweat and developing a better skin with new, healthy cells.
  10. Regular workouts can also be a trigger for a better sex life.
    • David Katz, M.D., founding director of Yale University's Prevention Research Center At Griffin Hospital, suggested that increased blood flow through workouts can directly impact our sexual functions.
    • A study published in the Journal of Sexual Medicine reported that men between 18 and 40 years of age experience benefits over erectile dysfunction through more physical exercises everyday.

Now, whether or not the studies and researches on the health benefits of regular physical workouts have strong evidence, we cannot rule out the imminent fact that regular exercises and physical workouts are the key to remaining active and energetic in all ways. In addition, we need to remember that physical workouts alone cannot help us enjoy the health benefits. We also require good nutrition and other elementary support as supplements for our entire body system to remain healthy.

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