Benefits of Physical Fitness: By Brandt Quick
After finishing a training session, I always ask all participants, “How are you feeling?” Most of the time, the response is “Great!”, and sometimes, “Tired, but good!” These positive responses are in light of the endorphins that each person has running through their bloodstream due to the demands that were just placed on their body during exercise. This is our body’s physiological response to the loads that are placed upon them physically, mentally and emotionally during our training sessions.
Having Endorphins circulating through our bloodstream provide incredible benefits to exercise for. Endorphins are the body’s natural pain killers. They work to promote a feeling of euphoria, which is the “buzz” we get from being active and training. People who run a lot would describe this feeling as “the runner’s high”. Endorphins stay present long after exercise is over, thus promoting a great feeling and mood post exercise.
Other benefits of physical fitness include a great feeling of self-confidence by producing an aesthetically pleasing body. Training gives us this self-confidence in the fact that we are doing something we know is incredible for both our mind and body. This is just the feeling we need as spring and summer approach: bathing suit season! Sure, for most people, aesthetics and looking great are our motivation, and training can certainly help a lot! If that is your motivation, great! Everyone has individual goals. Although your goals may be aesthetically driven, you will still be changing your body from the inside out, and the inside is what’s most important.
By being active and training, we work to protect the cardiovascular system as well as eliminate free radicals: the oxidizers that wreak havoc on our cells, causing disease, types of cancers, and overall damage to the DNA structures in the body. So, while aesthetics may be your primary goal, exercise is mainly affecting the inside of your body, which will yield great results for the way you look, but more importantly the way you feel.
Of all the benefits of physical fitness, exercises that improves your quality of life, longevity, vitality and mortality are the greatest! Get to know your body and search out for the best exercises to accomplish this and incorporate them in your training regimen.
As you gear up for spring and summer, get off the couch and get some movement and exercise in your life. You will be benefitting your body and mind tremendously from a prevention standpoint, as well as improving your overall quality of life. You will have a greater sense of confidence, will feel great, and will be eager to show off your new body in your bathing suit!
The following include many other benefits of physical fitness:
Brandt Quick is CEO/President of BQuick Athletic Development, BQuick Nutrition and BQuick Tri-Dat. He can be reached at 1-855-TRY-BQUICK (879-2784), and website at www.bquickfitness.com, www.bquicknutrition.com or www.tri-dat.com