As much as I love cooking and eating, I also love doing sports and staying healthy. Sport has helped me in many ways and I am excited to share this post for six reasons to exercise and be your best self. Let’s go! Español aquí.

1. Control your weight
Sports help control your weight. When you do any exercise, you burn calories; when you increase the intensity, you burn more calories. Exercising more than once a week is ideal, but when we can begin by taking the stairs instead of the elevator and incorporating walks in routine.

2. Keeps you healthy
Exercising is a way of protecting ourselves from different ailments, such as heart disease. Being active increases high-density lipoprotein (HDL), which is also known as good cholesterol, and which reduces triglycerides. Regular exercise also prevents and controls other diseases such as metabolic problems, diabetes, depression, cancer and arthritis.

3. It makes you happy.
Physical activity stimulates the development of chemicals in your brain that make you feel happy and relaxed. Exercising regularly will also improve your physique and the way you see yourself, which fuels your self-esteem and makes you feel good about yourself.

4. It gives you energy
Exercising strengthens your muscles and endurance. Doing sports provides your muscles with more oxygen and nutrients, making your cardiovascular system works better. This results in increased energy.

5. Helps sleep
Exercising will help you to fall asleep faster and uninterruptedly.

6. Stimulate your social life
Exercising with your friends or partner is an excellent idea to motivate each other and share a moment in the day. If you can not go with someone special, it is also an opportunity to meet new people.

Before you begin, make sure to check with your personal doctor or a specialist. I also recommend having the right tools, such as clothing and shoes that you feel comfortable and not restricted in.

I hope you liked this post and that it motivated you to start doing sports, if you didn’t already. Health is a long term investment. We can start today by having healthy habits. I hope to share more posts like this soon.

That’s me in the picture . Let me know if you’d like more posts like these. I am happy to oblige.