The health benefits- both mental and physical of exercise and daily workouts cannot be denied. There is no downside to exercising (according to your physical limitations), while the benefits are numerous.
If you still need convincing, let’s take a look at what the experts in health and fitness say about the benefits of daily exercise.
- Develops a Daily Workout Habit
“The major benefit of exercising every day is that it helps you ingrain the habit of exercise. Habit development is by far the most important thing in improving your fitness. The more you do the activity on a regular basis, the more likely that activity will become a habit. In fitness, something is ALWAYS better than nothing. By doing some type of exercise every day, it will become a part of your daily routine.
“Over time your body will become accustomed to exercise no matter how you feel, just like flossing and brushing right before bed. If you do it enough times, it feels weird NOT to do it.”
Brittany Noel Robles, OBGYN physician and a NASM certified personal trainer, running a pregnancy & postpartum health and fitness site; PostpartumTrainer.com
- Reduces The Risk of Heart Disease and Diabetes
“It may seem daunting to squeeze in a workout, but it is important for our health. Daily workouts can help reduce the risk of heart disease and diabetes while strengthening your muscles. It also has been shown that people who exercise daily have more energy and less stress throughout their day.”
Bonus: “If you’re not sure where to start with this new habit, here are some tips on how to make it happen:
- Find what works for you: What type of exercises do you enjoy? Do you prefer outdoor activities or staying inside?
- Be realistic about time constraints: Don’t try to fit in an hour-long workout when all other commitments don’t allow it; instead, focus on shorter sessions like 10 or 15 minutes at a time.
- Plan ahead”
Ethan Lahav, Founder of Penguindojo.com
- Mood Improvement
“Do you want to give your mood a facelift? If yes, then exercising can help you to achieve height. Regular workouts have been found to stimulate chemicals in the brain that helps to make you feel more relaxed, less anxious, and happier. It boosts your self-esteem and confidence. It also helps to make you feel stronger and gives us a good physical outlook.” (Monica Vincent)
- It Helps Your Body to Fight Diseases
“Do you desire to have a stronger and healthy body? Do you also desire to boost your immune system, which helps to fight diseases in your body like tuberculosis, high blood pressure, arthritis, among others? If yes, then, you should inculcate daily workouts as part of your daily routine.
“Exercising regularly helps to prevent, eradicate and manage effectively several health issues and problems like depression, anxiety, metabolic syndrome, etc. it also assists to reduce the risk of death as well as enhance cognitive function.” (Monica Vincent)
- Weight Control
“Daily workouts have been very helpful in terms of controlling excess weight or regulating body weight. The more exercise you do, the more calories you burn. To achieve this, going to the gym is encouraged but do not bother if you cannot afford it or it is very far from your vicinity. “Alternatively, you can climb an elevator staircase or even do more house chores in order to derive the benefits of exercise and stay fit and healthy. Kindly bear in mind that consistency is the key here.”
Monica Vincent, Registered Nurse at Calvary Health Care and a part-time Blogger at Confirm Reviews
- Daily Exercise Allows For Shorter Duration Workouts So Prevents Fatigue
“Exercising every day may seem excessive but it actually has many physical and non-physical benefits. One of the great things about training every day is that it allows you to spread out your overall training volume across the week. This is preferable because it means you spend less time exercising each day, but the quality of your exercise will improve as you are less fatigued.
“If you exercise for 30 minutes plus, the quality of your performance in any given activity will begin to deteriorate. Exercising every day allows you to reduce the duration of your workouts whilst keeping exercise quality and intensity high.”
“If you mix up your exercise activity each day or alternate between a few types then you’ll also recover a lot quicker and have more energy for other activities. Committing to exercising every day will also help secure it as a core habit that you will most likely end up sticking with for years to come.” (Samantha Watson)
- Elevates Mood and Increases Concentration
“Exercise has been proven to elevate mood, reduce stress and increase concentration. As little as 15 minutes a day can help dramatically improve your life. This gives you a lot of flexibility for exercise options. You may not have time to spend hours in the gym each day but you can probably go for a walk or perform some stretches. Exercising little and often will also help secure physical activity as a core habit that you will be more likely to maintain long into the future.”
Samantha Watson, Functional Movement Specialist & Nutritionist Start Rowing
- Creates Self-Confidence
“I’m a huge proponent of daily workouts, I find they make me happier, give me a sense of purpose, keep me motivated and keep me feeling good about myself and I find it helps in other areas of my life as well.
“When it comes to working out, sure you have the typical responses of why it’s good, it keeps you healthy, it releases endorphins, etc. For me, however, I find that when I work out I feel tighter, more toned, and more self-confident which carries over into other areas of my life. The biggest thing for me is I think it’s good to do difficult things, if you do difficult workouts then other difficult things in your life seem easier.” (John Frigo)
- Provides Motivation
“Another thing I tend to notice is when it comes to monitoring my performance just in general, sometimes with more mental tasks it can be tough to know if you’re giving 100%. With physical activity, there’s no question either you do your 5-mile run without stopping and walking or you don’t, either you finish your mile run in 7 minutes or you don’t. With physical activity, it’s very clear to tell whether you’re giving it your all or not and I find that this helps me stay motivated and give my best in every area of my life.”
John Frigo, Digital Marketing Lead BestPriceNutrition.Com
- Boost Mental Health and Reduces Stress
“There is significant research that shows that there are mental health benefits of regular cardiovascular exercise. Running, in particular, can be a great exercise to improve mental health. Running boosts mood, supports brain health, and reduces stress. Running makes the body produce a substance called endocannabinoids which causes the feeling of euphoria (often referred to as the runner’s high).
“Running can be great for your body and mind. While running can be beneficial for mental health, it does not replace professional help.”
Lauren Sheu, RRCA Certified Run Coach & Owner, Running for Wellness, LLC