How Being Fit Improves Your Quality of Life

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It’s not just what we do in life that determines our happiness, but how we feel. A person could spend one whole day using a specific type of mindfulness: asking themself how their body feels when they get up, and when they walk up the stairs. Do they get out of breath quickly when they walk? Do their legs ache after short distances and do their limbs feel stiff? They need to ask themself: Which is me? How does daily life feel? This article is here to impart the benefits of keeping fit.


When a person first thinks about improving their quality of life, they may wonder which websites to hit first — the sports or the diet ones. On visiting it was clear to see that experts believe a person needs to cover both. People need details of weight loss programmes, but also information about running gear. A good website will be one that is a one-stop-shop. They need to cover both how to keep fit and how to lose weight and eat properly.

Feel Better Physically

No one wants heart disease. Regular exercise will increase the oxygen supply to your heart and reduce the chances of heart attacks.  You can become less vulnerable to strokes too. One in four people die from cancer, but most people don’t know that many types are preventable. Fitness is the key. Not only can it strengthen your immune system but it can extend your life. The benefits of exercise will be the same, regardless of your gender, age, or weight.

Rather than just thinking about what you don’t want, think about what you do want. Do you want better sex? A bigger sex drive and more stamina? Staying fit will benefit those areas too. 

Age Better

No one wants Alzheimer’s, memory loss, or dementia. Aerobics exercises have been proven to reduce the risk of these conditions which can come with age. It’s even possible to be less frail in your latter years — and this comes as a direct result of regular exercise. 

Quality of Movement

This doesn’t have to massively decline as you get older – fitness can help. Our bodies are like batteries that must be regularly used — it’s a use-it-or-lose-it situation. Keep your cardio and stretching exercises and go to the gym. Be outdoors as often as you can. Your mobility will be great and you’re more likely to be pain-free as a result.

Mental Health Routines

It’s not ‘all in the mind’. If you think positively but are unfit, you are missing a trick. Brain scans of fit people showed they had better brain functioning in the areas of reasoning and memory. Healthy people have better brain cell growth and sharper brains.

Focus is very important when you are studying or driving, for example. Regular exercise will release chemicals into your body that help you maintain attention. This has even had positive implications for people battling with PTSD, where exercise has competed with medication in terms of effectiveness. 

If a person is stressed or moderately depressed, exercise will release endorphins into their system and make them feel happier. People who leave the gym feel such a buzz, it’s like a drug or a pleasant sexual experience. That’s why some people start going to the gym as a chore but end up addicted — but in a good way! 

Researchers have encouraged PTSD sufferers to practice physical mindfulness whilst exercising at the gym. The new mental focus disengages them from some of the unhelpful automatic responses they have been experiencing. 

You may have read the life stories of successful boxers. Some had been at rock bottom and found that their new sport helped turn their lives around. They had a new purpose and somewhere to healthily direct their anger. Many became inspirational speakers or helped at gyms for the underprivileged. 

A Balanced Diet

All the time people are doing exercise, they’re burning calories rather than eating snacks in front of the television. The food they eat has a direct impact on the chemical processes going on in their bodies. If they have a healthy diet of fresh fruit and vegetables, they’ll feel so much better. It’s important to think holistically. Our health affects how we feel. Our feelings affect our health. 

It’s important to be highly disciplined over our alcohol intake and to give it up if possible. Help is available for those who are struggling to stop smoking. We all know the unhelpful side effects these things bring into our lives.

Regular Sleep

A massive number of people take medical drugs to assist their sleeping. Tests have shown that regular exercise is just as effective in helping us get to sleep, and stay asleep. In fact, it promotes the deep levels of sleep that can evade us if we are stressed and not exercising. 

At the end of the day, the statistics line up. We know it in our minds but have to be determined in our hearts. A change is worthwhile – not a quick flurry to keep fit, but a healthy lifestyle. Eat well, exercise well, stay well. The future is ours for the taking.




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