We all know that exercise is important for our overall health, but how so? Once you recognize the benefits of an active lifestyle, then you will understand that your schedule needs an adjustment to consistently include it. You need to make active lifestyle a habit, GoTime is here to help with that.
Did you know that lung function begins dropping 1% a year at the age of 30? And declines more in people who are sedentary than in those who are active, says Thomas Perls, a geriatrician and principal investigator of the New England Centenarian Study at Boston Medical center. The antidote: Exercise!
Did you know that all of us lose muscle and gain fat as we age? Says Luigi Ferruci, the scientific director of the National Institute of Aging. That sad tradeoff picks up at age 40. "You need to absolutely insert exercise actively in your routine if you want to avoid muscle decline," Ferrucci says.
The benefits of physical exercise, especially aerobic exercise, have positive effects on brain function on multiple fronts, ranging from the molecular to behavioral level. According to a study done by the Department of Exercise Science at the University of Georgia, even briefly exercising for 20 minutes boosts information processing and memory functions.
Regular physical activity can relieve tension, anxiety, depression and anger. You may notice a "feel good sensation" immediately following your physical activity, and most people also note an improvement in general well-being over time as physical activity becomes a part of their routine.