Main Motives Of Doing Regular Exercises - Olly Esse
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Main Motives Of Doing Regular Exercises

For a lot of people, the concept of body exercises and physical health is related to the act of going to the gym. However, gymming is just one of the many ways in which we can maintain our health. It is probably gained such a huge momentum due to the tsunami of pictures surfacing on social media on how gymming leads to transformation. The reality, however, is much, much different. We have all made the deduction that when it comes to sports, only utmost dedication and sheer will enables a person to bag the victory trophy, while gymming allows us the space of starting small and still attaining the satisfaction of big accomplishments.

In the fast-paced world in which we are, a lot of have misplaced priorities. We think that the job, the money, the fun, etc, come before everything else and forget that what insinuates all those aspects of life if the existence of life — in essence, we are the perpetrators of our life; without us, without our body and mind, there is nothing — no glory and no fame.

If that does not motivate a person to look after themselves, I’d like to indulge them in the following facts:

Over 5% of people only in India are obese. Obesity, as per the data, has been predominant in women more than men. To those of you who think that 5% is less, let me tell you that while obesity is restricted to that, overweight is not. According to popular research, about 73% of the urban population of India is overweight. Considering our lifestyle choices, it doesn’t come as a shock to see such staggering numbers.

Cardiovascular problems are on the rise in recent times with heart problems being the cause of 25% of all deaths in India. Not much behind is respiratory problems. The common link between respiratory and cardiovascular problems is our lifestyle choices.

Smoking kills at least 1.3 million people in South East Asia (including passive smokers). What is more staggering is the percentage of people who consume tobacco products in India. A recent study found that at least 35% of Indians consume tobacco in one form or the other.

Adding on the unhealthy, over-processed food that we consume daily, we will soon come to find exactly how unfit we are. If these physical factors don’t motivate you to act NOW, — because the situation does demand immediate action — take a look at the psychological factors too:

India’s situation 3 years ago was that 197 million Indians had been diagnosed with mental disorders, 46 million with depression, and 45 million with anxiety. Women were more prone to succumb to depression than men.

So, the question arises, how can simple and regular body exercises help in reducing the ever-rising mortality rate? 

The answer is simple: by keeping our lungs and cardiovascular system in a healthier state, by burning the surplus of calories, and by boosting the immune system, we can reduce the risk of having strokes. Research has also shown that individuals who exercise are less prone to stress and hold the capacity to manage their time more effectively. This makes the person mentally strong and provides them the strength to fight depression and anxiety disorders.

Something that does not take more than 10 minutes a day can elongate your chances of thriving, and not merely surviving, by 100%. It’s time we set our priorities straight. It’s time we put ourselves first. It is time.

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