Most people know that regular exercise is good for them but don’t understand the variety of benefits it can offer, other than losing or controlling weight. Chad Boulter enjoys exercising regularly for fun and so he stays in good shape for his career as a professional snowboarder and instructor. He recommends regular exercise to all of his clients off the slopes because of all the benefits it can give them.
Exercise can boost your energy levels. Because regular exercise boosts your endurance and increases muscle strength you will have more energy. It also allows more oxygen and nutrients to be delivered to your tissues and muscles so your cardiovascular system works more efficiently. With better working lungs and heart, your body can utilize those extra resources for other things.
Exercise can also help improve your mood and stave off symptoms of anxiety and depression. So if you are feeling down, you can take a run to help work out troubles in your life. Not only does exercise help boost endorphins and neurochemicals in your brain, many people feel better about their appearance when they exercise regularly.
Another great health benefit to regular exercise is the boost in high-density lipoprotein also known as good cholesterol while decreasing unhealthy triglycerides. This one-two punch lowers your risk of cardiovascular issues while keeping your blood pressure in check. But heart disease isn’t the only problem you can help prevent with exercise. Stroke, type 2 diabetes, metabolic syndrome, arthritis, and certain types of cancer.