The Benefits of Exercise for Overall Health

During this time, many of us are quarantined at home. Some of us are feeling isolated, others depressed, and some even fearful. Truthfully, these are very justified feelings – as we are facing some very challenging times. However, there is one simple action that can help you combat all of these feelings while simultaneously promoting greater health and mobility. Exercising several times a week is one of the best lifestyle choices you can make. Today, we’re going to break down the top benefits of exercise for both mental and physical health:

Advocating for More Activity

While we are currently being asked to stay inside – there are exceptions for people getting out of their homes to participate in light exercise close to home. This most likely stems from the undeniable benefits of exercise. They include: 

Mood Enhancement

Exercise is capable of enhancing our mood. This is made possible by exercise’s ability to increase our serotonin levels.  Serotonin is responsible for regulating your mood, sleep, and appetite. Do you find yourself eating more while you’re stuck indoors? Perhaps you’re experiencing a dip in serotonin! 

When exercising outside, the benefits are also two-fold. Being outside exposes you to sunlight, which helps your body produce Vitamin D. Vitamin D plays a role in maintaining our overall health by; mineralizing bones, facilitating wound healing, and more. However, it’s important to also note that our brains are replete with Vitamin D receptors. Vitamin D also enhances our mood and energy levels. Conversely, a lack thereof hinders your mood and overall health. 

Exercise is an Effective Immune Booster

Exercise acts as an immune booster in many ways. The perspiration brought about by exercising helps us flush out toxins that may otherwise stress our organs and leave us susceptible to infection. Additionally, exercise enhances immunosurveillance – which is your body’s detection mechanism for cancer and pathogens. Exercise speeds this process up, which may be useful in keeping you healthy and activating immune responses earlier. 

Cognitive Enhancement

According to the U.S. National Library of Medicine, exercise is capable of enhancing cognition. When we exercise, we stimulate our bodies to release proteins and other chemicals that improve the structure and function of your brain. Many people report ‘thinking more clearly’ after a good work out – it’s possible that the two are closely related. 

Stronger Muscles & Bones

Exercise causes physiological adaptations that help us both in the short term and for the long haul. After performing resistance training, our bodies start the rebuilding process by assimilating more proteins to rebuild the damaged soft tissues in the muscles. This causes the muscles to grow larger and stronger over time. Your bones react very similarly to resistance training as well. Exercise causes the bones to retain more minerals – which helps keep your bones strong and healthy while preventing osteoporosis. 

Emsculpt by Essence MD Allows You to Enjoy All of the Benefits of Exercise, Without All of the Work!

Essence MD specializes in providing patients with viable solutions for achieving greater health and an aesthetic appearance. Truthfully, we understand that many of our patients lead busy lives – lives that leave them without time or energy to put hours in the gym each week. Fortunately, we have a better solution.

Our state-of-the-art technology, dubbed Emsculpt, is a body sculpting device that actually assists patients with slimming down while toning their muscles. This non-invasive procedure forces the muscles to contract at a rate of over a hundred contractions per minute. As a result, patients experience a strengthening of their target areas – leading to a more firm, toned appearance. To learn more about our Emsculpt procedures, please contact us or visit our Emsculpt page here. 

Struggling with Your Exercise Routine? Emsculpt by Essence MD Delivers Results! Consult with Us Today.

Daily activity and exercise is an integral portion of staying healthy and fit. The mental and physical benefits of exercise are just too much to ignore. However, some of us are dealing with debilitating injuries or demanding schedules and a lack of energy that is keeping us from exercising. If this sounds all too familiar to you, we urge you to contact Essence MD today to learn more about what Emsculpt can do for you.