How Physical Activity Changes Your Body

Physical activity is good for all ages, you will have more energy and some say it even adds years to your life.

1. Controlling Your Weight
Exercise can help excess weight issues or help maintain weigh loss. When you exercise you burn calories and the more intense the activity, the more calories you burn. Don't feel bad if you can't make it to the gym, but small changes like taking the stairs instead of the elevator is a start to a great beginning.

2. Heart Diseases and Other Health Conditions
No matter what your current weight, being active boosts high-density (HDL) or good cholesterol and decreases unhealthy triglycerides. It keeps your blood flowing smoothly, which decreases your risk of cardiovascular diseases. 

3. Improves Mood
Need to blow off some steam after a stressful day? Well then exercise is your best friend. Physical activity stimulates various brain chemicals that may leave you feeling happier and more relaxed. 

4. Boosting Energy
Regular physical activity improves your muscle strength and boosts endurance. Exercise delivers oxygen and nutrients to your tissues and help your cardiovascular system work more efficiently. When your heart and lung health improve, you have more energy to tackle daily chores.

5. Better Sleep
Regular physical activity can help you fall asleep faster and deepen your sleep.