The world seems to be heading towards a future of societal polarization, as evidenced by the increasing conflicts between individuals, fractions, and nations due to a lack of understanding, mental clarity, inner peace, and happiness. You can blame the hectic modern lifestyle, you can blame the raging inequalities in communities around the globe, you can even blame yourself.
It all boils down to the fact that people are in need of a catalyst. A catalyst for a future of personal health, vibrancy, positivity, and mutual respect. And it can all start with you. By introducing fitness into your life, you will set the stage for a lifetime of health and happiness.
Here is how fitness can help you heal emotionally and physically, while helping you build a better society around you.
Improving mental, spiritual, and sexual health
Regular physical activity can not only help your body heal and become stronger, it will also help heal your mind and soul. Remember, within a healthy body resides a healthy mind and training can act as a natural and the most powerful antidepressant in the world.
With the alarming rates of depression reaching as much as 5% of the world’s population, people are in need of an effective, long-term solution to help keep depression of all kinds at bay, and even fight its symptoms as they occur. The science is simple, yet very powerful.
Fitness has a strong effect on your overall mental health. By affecting your body’s production of norepinephrine, dopamine and serotonin, also known as the “happy” hormones, physical activity is able to literally make you feel better, inspire you to boast a healthy smile, and encourage a healthy thought process all day long.
These effects will translate into your everyday life as well, as a healthy, thriving mind is able to dream big, achieve more, and inspire others to become healthier and happier. By inspiring the people around you to take up fitness as well, you will have taken the first step towards a meaningful change in your society.
One of the leading causes of all chronic illness, including cardiovascular and mental conditions, is inflammation. When your immune system reaches a state of chronic reaction due to the underlying issues of poor diet choices and a sedentary lifestyle, your immune system fires up its messenger molecules to try to get your body to move, change, and break the vicious cycle.
In essence, your body is fighting to survive. Simply maintaining moderate exercise levels on a weekly basis paired with a healthy nutrition plan can help ward off inflammation and thus prevent numerous long-term illnesses that can severely impact your lifespan and general well-being.
Builds bone and muscle strength
Both cardio and weight training are effective in reducing body fat and building as well as rebuilding muscle tissue, nervous system strength, and most importantly, bone density. If you are leading a predominantly sedentary lifestyle, your muscles and bones are going to deteriorate over time, leading to numerous health issues down the road.
From general weakness and fragility to osteoporosis, the lack of proper physical activity can decrease your quality of life significantly. The solution? Incorporate both cardio and weight training into your weekly schedule.
Don’t forget that, in order to help your body grow stronger and more resilient, you need to keep it safe at all times, so be sure you wear breathable fitness clothes, versatile weightlifting shoes for stability and control, and even knee and elbow sleeves for added warmth and protection.
Helps cardiovascular illnesses
Resistance training as well as cardio training can significantly decrease the risks of numerous cardiovascular illnesses while helping you maintain a healthy body fat range, research has shown.
By inducing profound hormonal and biochemical changes in your body that regulate the balance of good and bad cholesterol, physical exercise is able to significantly decrease the risk of coronary heart disease caused by poor diet choices and a general lack of activity.
Immune system strength and health is one of the most profound health benefits of fitness. Research has shown that physically fit people have a decreased chance of catching the common cold and seasonal flus as opposed to their sedentary counterparts. This is because physical exercise supports your immune system in a myriad of ways.
Through increased respiration and oxygen circulation you are eliminating harmful bacteria from your lungs, and through sweat and urine your body is flushing carcinogens out, all the while spiking the concentration of antibodies throughout your system to naturally fight inflammation and allow your body to recover more quickly.
When it comes to long-term mental, physical, and emotional health, there is just no beating the benefits of regular exercise. By making fitness a part of your daily life you will not only ensure a happy and vibrant future, you will also take a small but significant step towards making a change in the world around you.