Like many things in our lives, consistency is where we see the real benefits and fitness is a true example to this. While physical activity controls weight and can increase muscle mass, consistent physical activity will reduce the likelihood of developing certain health conditions and diseases.
Physical activity and exercise cause many effects in the body including delivering oxygen and nutrients to tissues, boosting HDL cholesterol levels (the “good” cholesterol), and decreasing unhealthy triglycerides.
This pristine physiological combination keeps your blood moving smoothly, improving heart and lung health, consequently decreasing risks for cardiovascular diseases. Along with cardiovascular health, consistent exercise improves cognitive function within the brain and actually can lower risk of death from all causes.
Some of the many health risks that exercise can reduce include:
- Types of cancer
- Type 2 Diabetes
- High Blood Pressure
Whether your current goal of working out is to lose weight, become stronger, or to gain a new skill like self defense at ASD, your body will thank you down the road.