What happens in your body when you exercise?
Regular exercise can lower your risk of heart and circulatory disease by 35%. When you are exercising, the heat produced by your muscles increases your body temperature making you feel warmer, and your heart starts beating faster pumping more blood to the active muscles. Your heart is the biggest muscle in your body. Thus it gets even bigger and stronger every time you exercise yourself. In summary, your muscles are working harder, so you need more oxygen. You start breathing faster so your blood can pick up more oxygen from your lungs, so they need to work harder as well. Once your blood has picked up oxygen from your lungs, it moves the muscles you are using, giving them the extra oxygen they need. If you are working out regularly more capillaries grow in the tissues, you have been working, and this is one of the reasons why the more exercise you make, the easier it becomes.
Regular physical activity can improve your memory and attention span. Over time, the bit of the brain involved in memory and learning seems to get bigger ( the hippopotamus). When you exercise your brain also produce endorphins, that reduce feelings of pain and make you feel more positive. Getting active cuts down on stress hormones, reducing anxiety.
Exercising, no matter how little a day will have a massive impact on your life. On our blog, we will extend our knowledge of exercising no matter if you workout 2 hours a day, or are just getting started.