Guest Author: 5 Reasons why fitness is so important for daily living

By Nayaab Coatwala

No matter how old you are, it’s never too late to get fit. Fitness is one of the most essential aspects of daily living. It is always recommended to do daily exercises as fitness brings a wide range of benefits to the human body.  Here are the 5 reasons why it is important to stay fit: 

1. Controls weight and makes us look better

Besides following a healthy diet, physical fitness is a great way to control your weight. It helps the body to burn your body fat and lose weight. Regular physical activities help in fighting against stress, anxiety, depression and strengthens the muscles and the entire cardio-respiratory system. Intense activities like weight lifting, pushups, kickboxing etc. should ideally be kept to about 3-5 times a week. However, even lighter activities like walking, swimming, cycling, yoga can also keep you active. Staying fit also improves your appearance by helping you look more bright, attractive and healthy. It also helps in boosting the confidence levels.

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2. Enhances and Maintains Good Health

Regular physical activities can improve your health and helps combat the risk of developing several diseases ranging from heart disease, diabetes, cancer and cardiovascular disease and much more. Physical activities can have immediate, long-term health benefits and can improve your quality of life. A minimum of 30 minutes a day can allow you to enjoy these benefits and to ensure that you are healthier overall.

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3. Increases Mood, Happiness and Emotional Health

If you really want to assess your health, then you need to look at your overall health which means mental, physical and emotional health. Fitness boosts your brain, increases your mood and makes you happier throughout the day. Regular exercise increases your level of endorphins, which are natural mood lifters. It relieves stress, increases the intelligence quotient, helps you sleep better at night and brings positivity by blocking negative thoughts which makes our lives more dynamic. All this will help in improving emotional health. 

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4. Builds Better Social Relationships

Fitness is so important to daily living as it helps you to create and strengthen social relationships. Diving fitness into your life is a great way for meeting new people! It gives you a chance to unwind, enjoy the outdoors or simply engage in activities that make you happy. Physical activities can help you connect with family or friends in a fun social setting. If you work out at a gym or any health club, you are surrounded by like-minded people by default and it is a huge motivator to keep working out and developing relationships. 

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5. Builds Valuable Life Skills

Lastly, it helps in building vital life skills that will be useful in all aspects of your daily life. Some of the important skills that fitness can help build are discipline, determination and willpower. Following a regular workout routine is quite difficult. However, motivating and pushing yourself to do so will help in building some essential life skills. When you exercise on a regular basis, you are more disciplined at work, at school, in relationships and in many other things. When the going gets tough, you can use your willpower and overcome all kinds of obstacles. 

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Nayaab is a popular lifestyle and food blogger from Mumbai, with a keen interest in all things fashion, food and movies.

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