Physical exercise is beneficial for anyone and is recommended at any age – here are some of the most important benefits that women can enjoy if they exercise regularly:
- Physical activity, even mild exercise is known to reduce blood pressure and cholesterol and it also improves cardiovascular health.
- Exercise maintains and develops muscle strength, especially in the area of your pelvic muscles, as a urogynecologist will tell you that Kegel exercises are beneficial.
- Exercise keeps bodyweight under control and will make you look better and healthier.
- Work-out improves bone density and can prevent osteoporosis, a condition that affects many women over the age of 50.
- Consistent exercise helps with the symptoms caused by hormonal fluctuations, such as the pre-menstrual syndrome and insulin resistance.
- Physical effort prompts the brain to release endorphins, dopamine and serotonin, hormones that improve mood and can efficiently help women suffering from depression battle their mood swings.
The above benefits are almost instant – you will feel better and happier after your first training session. Even the mildest form of exercise makes a difference – a short, brisk walk or a little jogging in the park, a few squats, push-ups or sit-ups done two or three times a week will kickstart the positive changes and exercise will soon become the most enjoyable part of your daily routine.