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By Tony Ekaidem   

People have their reasons for exercising. Some do it to meet friends while others use it to vent their anger and reduce the stress levels in their daily lives. But if you go to the gym and ask people their real reasons for working out you get answers like these:

  • My sex life has improved
  • My cholesterol level has gone down
  • I can now play football for 90 minutes with my friends
  • I can finally wear the  clothes I bought 8 months ago
  • I can climb the flight of stairs to my office without gasping for breath
  • I can finally see my crotch in 15 years
  • My suits fit better
  • I get approving looks from the opposite sex
  • My confidence in my body has been restored
  • I can now carry my wife in my arms for at least 60 seconds
The list is endless, but it is clear to see that exercising definitely improves ones health status and adds value to your lifestyle.  I’m just going to list some more benefits of physical activity below   Benefits of Working out

 Physical benefits

  • Increased muscular tone
  • Improved body posture
  • Reduced body fat leading to weight loss
  • Increased strength, speed and agility
  • Increased and improved immune system

Mental benefits

  • Improves mental alertness and focus
  • Reduces stress
  • Improves self-esteem and self-confidence
  • Improves sleep patterns
Social benefits
  • You get to meet new and interesting people
  • Networking
  • Improves your people skills
  • Make new friends
  • Learn new tricks and knowledge about the human body
About the Author Tony Ekaidem is a graduate of Human Anatomy from the University of Calabar. He was inducted into the World Taekwondo Hall of Fame as a Master Instructor in 2011. He is a Senior Master Instructor (SMI) in the art of Jidokwan Taekwondo and is a licensed 5th degree black belt holder with more than 15 years of experience. He regularly conducts private one on one training sessions in martial arts, taebo, yoga, strength training, diet and nutrition consultation. He is the founder of The Body Alchemist, focused on improving health and promoting healthy lifestyles and wellness amongst individuals and corporate bodies within Nigeria.

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This article was first published on 17th April 2012 and updated on May 11th, 2012 at 8:40 am

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