Exercise is more than just for good looks.  Engaging in some form of physical activity is essential to remaining healthy.  Here are several reasons why you should exercise.

1. Contributes to fat loss

Several research studies have shown that physical exercise contributes to weight loss. If you burn more calories than you consume through exercise and nutrition, you’ll lose weight.

2. Prevent disease
The chances of developing several various diseases has been proven to decrease when exercising.  These diseases include heart disease, cancer, diabetes, and stroke.  Around 4 out of 5 deaths caused by heart disease and cancer, are linked to factors that include stress and lack of exercise.

3. Enhance your state of mind

Regular exercising will lead to an increased release of endorphins in the body.  These chemicals will fight depression and make you feel happy.  The body releases these endorphins as early as 12 minutes into the workout.

4. Enhance your wellness

When you are in great shape and well fit, you’ll have more energy and you’ll notice that your overall mood is improved.  You will have experienced that you can stretch beyond your own limits and you know that you can do more than you thought possible.

5. More energy

More energy can help you be more productive at home and at work.  Exercising can help give your new goals a sense of purpose and give you something to focus on and aim for.

Don’t hesitate to get out there and exercise.  If you don’t like exercise alone or get bored easily, try group training.  Scheduling time out of your day for exercise  will make you’ll feel better than ever before and your body will thank you!

Go Harder!