There are a number of benefits to making exercise part of your daily routine.
If you’ve embarked on a weight loss journey, you’ll know that exercise is a helpful tool in achieving and maintaining a healthy body weight. But besides its ability to aid weight loss, exercise has a range of other benefits.
Read on to find out why it’s worth making physical activity a part of your routine…
It increases energy levels
If you’re feeling tired after a long day or when you wake up early in the morning, the last thing you might feel like doing is exercise. But, getting moving can actually boost your energy levels and leave you feeling better equipped to take on your daily tasks.
When we exercise, oxygen and other nutrients are delivered to the body’s tissues, which helps the heart and lungs to work more efficiently. Regular exercise also helps to improve overall muscle strength, which makes day-to-day tasks easier to complete.
It promotes better sleep
If you struggle to sleep at night, you might consider incorporating some physical activity into your day. In fact, regular exercise helps one fall asleep faster and also improves the quality of one’s sleep.
To enjoy these benefits, try and avoid exercising too close to your bedtime, as this may boost your energy levels too much to go to sleep!
It can improve your mood
Exercise can really help to boost one’s mood and can also be a helpful outlet for stress. Exercise actually stimulates some of the chemicals in the brain that are responsible for feelings of relaxation and happiness, so you are likely to feel less anxious and more upbeat after moving your body.
Besides the chemical reactions caused by exercise, committing to a regular regime can also be helpful in improving one’s self-esteem and overall feelings of wellbeing.
It helps to manage health conditions
Exercise is great for your overall health, and can actually help to prevent and manage a range of issues. These include high blood pressure; type 2 diabetes; depression; anxiety; arthritis; and some types of cancer. Physical activity also helps with cognitive function, plus it increases ‘good’ cholesterol.
It controls body weight
It’s no secret that, when combined with a balanced eating plan, exercise can be a helpful tool when it comes to weight loss. But once you have lost the weight, exercising is a great way to maintain your ideal body weight. And while a fitness regime is great if you can manage it, even just being more active in your day-to-day life is helpful. Walk when you can, and take the stairs to keep your step count up.
How can we help?
At Surgical Weight Loss Centre, we offer a number of weight loss procedures which can be tailored to suit your individual needs. Although weight loss surgery is a highly effective treatment for patients with obesity, we also understand the importance of educating our patients about the lifestyle changes that are necessary in order to achieve and maintain a healthy body weight.
Our team is available to guide you through your weight loss journey, which includes pre-operative care, surgery and the post-operative stage. If you are interested in finding out more about weight loss surgery, have a look at what the journey involves here.
If you would like to arrange a consultation with us, please don’t hesitate to get in touch.