Exercise can do wonders for both the brain and body. Here at Snapfōn®, we encourage healthy living through an active lifestyle. Regular exercise provides a myriad of benefits to support one’s physical and mental health.
The benefits of physical activity are not just limited to weight loss and muscle gain. An active lifestyle can also help defend against high blood pressure, diabetes, and arthritis. Exercising has also been found to help reduce your cholesterol, and increase your mobility and balance.
What about the mental benefits of an active lifestyle? Regular exercise is linked with a decrease in anxiety and depression. Even five minutes of physical activity can help increase the release of endorphins, which are the “feel-good chemical” your body releases to experience joy and reduce pain and discomfort. It can improve your quality of sleep, which lowers cortisol, or your stress hormone.
While lifting helps promote muscle growth, cardiovascular activity helps aid the process of neurogenesis, which helps regenerate brain cells. It is also known to strengthen the hippocampus, the part of your brain that regulates memory and learning. Exercising as a means of preventing memory loss is especially important as one begins to age. Physical activity can even help slow down the onset of dementia and Alzheimer’s.
How to incorporate exercise into your daily routine? Start anywhere, even if it’s a 30-minute walk. Take the stairs as an alternative to the elevator. Join a water aerobics or yoga class. However you choose to incorporate exercise into your daily lifestyle, Snapfōn® is here to encourage you by making it easy to stay connected while you’re on-the-go.