Exercise Health Benefits That Will Surprise You


However, when we think of exercise, it understandably comes to mind healthy weight loss, getting or maintaining your desired physique and being able to do physical activities, but did you know that it has benefits that takes you beyond losing unwanted pounds?

Aside from helping you shed weight and/or maintain your form, physical exercise has other, lesser known health benefits that will surprise you:

Exercise brings beneficial effects to your immune system. Moderate daily exercises not only result in fewer and less severe colds, but leave you with 50 percent less sick days than when you are not physically active.

That is because exercise has been shown by research to increase the activity of immune cells called helper T-cells, which help strengthen the immune system’s response to viruses like the cold and flu.

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