As with many things in our lives, consistency is a real benefit, and fitness is a true example of that. Physical activity can control weight and build muscle mass, but consistent physical activity reduces your chances of developing certain health conditions and diseases.
Physical activity and exercise have many effects on the body, such as delivering oxygen and nutrients to tissues, increasing HDL cholesterol levels (“good” cholesterol), and decreasing unhealthy triglycerides.
This pristine physiological combination improves blood circulation, improves heart and lung health, and reduces the risk of cardiovascular disease. In addition to cardiovascular health, consistent exercise can improve cognitive function in the brain and actually lower the risk of death from any cause.
Many health risks that exercise can reduce include:
- type of cancer
- type 2 diabetes
- high blood pressure
Whether your current workout goal is to lose weight, get stronger, or gain new skills like self-defense with ASD, your body will thank you in the future.