We actually know very well that exercise is good for us. And yet sometimes it’s not so easy to pull yourself together. Do it anyway! Here are six good reasons why it pays to get active.
Sport Increases Life Expectancy
Science has long proven that endurance training, in particular, can delay cell aging. The consequence? We age slower and live longer. Just two hours of training a week can extend your life by an average of 3.4 years. Sport is, therefore, better than any anti-aging cream.
Sport Relieves Stress
According to the latest TK Stress Study from 2021, 26% of respondents say they feel constantly stressed. In addition to the corona pandemic, constant availability, the job or training are stress factors that can result in numerous stress symptoms such as headaches or anxiety. Sport can help here. Numerous studies have shown that sport not only reduces stress, but also counteracts it preventively.
Sport Reduces The Risk Of Diseases
If you start exercising today and do the training regularly, you will improve your immune system in the long run. On top of that! In fact, sport can also prevent various lifestyle diseases. Among other things, a regular back workout can prevent back pain and endurance training counteract diseases of the cardiovascular system. Even the risk of developing type 2 diabetes can be reduced by up to 52% through preventive exercise. 2.5 hours of easy running training and a healthy diet per week are enough for this!
Sport Puts You In A Good Mood
If you are having a bad day, go for a run. To clear your head and becausey you know that afterward, you will be more balanced and happier. This is due to the fact that more endorphins, i.e. happy hormones, are released during sport. They cheer you up and also drive you to new top performances during training – especially if you also have a really good playlist on your ears.
Sport Promotes Concentration
The fifth reason why you should start exercising today? Because you can use it to improve your concentration. Surely you know those days when you can hardly think straight because you are so tired and unbalanced. Instead of drinking a coffee, you should build in a small workout instead. This helps to activate the unused areas of the brain and increases the release of the creativity hormone ACTH. Last but not least, regular exercise should even prevent dementia! So what are you waiting for? Your gray cells will thank you!
When you exercise, you sleep better. You fall asleep faster and you sleep better. Bye bye, sleep problems! Sleepless nights in which you toss and turn in the carousel of thoughts will now be a thing of the past. A long-term study at Bellarmine University in the USA has proven exactly this: 65 percent of the more than 3,000 participants were able to fall asleep and sleep through the night better through regular exercise. As a result, they also felt more awake than before during the day and were able to concentrate better.