Regular physical activity improves your mood, enhances the quality of your life, helps you burn off stress and, most importantly, it strengthens your body while it burns calories.
Physical activity helps your body work the way it is supposed to. Even simple walking is a good, weight bearing exercise that helps keep muscles, including your heart, strong.
The next time you finish your workout, think about how good you feel. Many people have trouble getting started, but once they finish, they feel terrific, partly due to endorphins, those feel-good brain chemicals.
But that's not all, do your workout to music, and you may impress your friends with your improved verbal skills. Did you know that recently it’s been proven that cardiac rehabilitation patients felt better mentally and emotionally after working out on the treadmill? And when they added music to their workouts, they doubled their scores on verbal tests!
Evidence suggests that physical activity improves mental ability in people with heart disease and that music enhances brainpower. And the combination of music and exercise was found to be more stimulating to the brain than exercise alone. So make sure you have your tunes before you start your workout!