Why You Need to Incorporate Regular Exercise into Your Life
Do you live a healthy lifestyle? Better yet, when’s the last time you exercised? And no, we’re not talking about your daily trips to the office vending machine. We’re talking about those times when you actually broke a sweat with a 20 minute workout. Can’t remember? Then you need to get up and bust a move soon. No shade, but the truth is you’re probably one of many Americans that lives a pretty sedentary lifestyle, which means you’re sitting for most of the day. Sure, it’s cool to have a job where you can chill at a desk, while you work. But between your 9-5, the occasional after work happy hour, your social media fix and the binge watching you do on Netflix, when do you squeeze in exercise? Uh….never? Come on, now. You need to get your health in check.
Now, don’t trip. Just hear us out. With more physical activity, you’ll have a healthier heart, which will not only reduce your risk of heart disease, diabetes and high blood pressure, you’ll add some years onto your life. Look, if you squeeze in about 30 minutes of physical activity into your daily regimen, you can lengthen your telomeres. Telomeres are the sections of the chromosomes that control aging. By lengthening them, you’ll help to lengthen your life.
At Cover-tek, we just want you to be healthy, so you don’t have to wear out the treadmill at the gym or get caught up in the next 5k run. You can try some moderate exercise like walking, jogging, bicycling, swimming, light weight lifting, dancing, climbing stairs or playing a sport that you like. Your heart function should improve significantly. In fact, below are some specific benefits your heart should get with more physical activity:
- Strengthens your heart muscle so it can pump blood better throughout the body.
- Allows more oxygen to be pulled from the blood.
- Permits your heart to perform more efficiently when you’re stressed.
- Prevents over-exhaustion from high impact activities.
- Improves blood flow in the small blood vessels surrounding the heart.
- Lowers the risk of clogged arteries that often cause heart attacks.
- Keeps your blood pressure under control.
- Eliminates the LDL or “bad” cholesterol from your system.
- Increases your levels of HDL or “good” cholesterol, which lowers heart disease risk.
Now, do your body a solid and get this exercise thing poppin’. You’ll look better, feel better and increase your chances of living longer. In fact, you can kick that morning dose of caffeine to the curb, because you’ll have more energy with a healthier heart and a longer lifespan.