Once in a while… (The health benefits of working out).

Once in a while, I actually have time to work out and do some cardio.

I’m very busy, and can’t seem to manage my time to fit in a workout. Not good. Between work, my kids, my parents, my husband, and cleaning the house, and shuffling the kids to and from school, and helping with homework, teaching my daughter to drive, I neglect to get regular exercise. I do walk about 8 miles at work every day, so I shouldn’t complain much, but I have gained a lot of weight.

I would like to do cardio 3 days and week and stretching and strength training two days a week. When I was a stay-at-home Mom, I would work out 5 days a week, and I was really in shape. Those days are gone, and I’m stuck with a crazy hectic schedule, hence my blog name: Michelle’s crazy-busy life.

I have a treadmill at home, that I bought years ago for about $500. I hardly ever use it, but today I did.

(Keep reading) I’m going to post the benefits of exercise.

Yay! So I walked 1 mile on the treadmill, in 30 minutes, and I always increased the incline to 10 for a bit, and I got my heart rate up to 143, I know this thanks to my Apple Watch. I also have an Apple Watch review in my blog here, if you’re interested.

The benefits to exercise are tremendous, which include:

(Disclosure, I’m not a doctor, don’t replace any of this advice with your doctor’s advice. I’m just listing the benefits that I’ve read about exercise. Always go at your own pace when working out, and warm up and cool down.

  • Heart health! Prevents heart disease, and is good for your heart! Exersice makes your heart strong, and lowers your bloodpressure.
  • It also helps keep your bad chelostrol under control.
  • Exersice boost your immune system! I need this benefit, since I work in healthcare, no one wants to get sick. I have a post about how to stay healthy this winter here.
  • Self esteem! Improves your self esteem, and confidence.
  • Streghtens your lungs, I have asthma and I’ve had pnemonia twice! =( You can read about that here, if you’re interested.
  • Streghtens your bones and muscles, and you can do physical activity easier.
  • Prevents arthritis and ostoprosis. Helps aleveate pain. I have physical therapists at work that exersice with the residents, if you don’t use it you lose it! I have a blog post about pain relief you can read it here.
  • Is good for your skin.
  • It rids the body of toxins.
  • It improves your mental health, and your mood, boosts your seritonin, and can aliveate depression and anxiety.
  • Help you manage your blood sugar
  • Help you lose weight
  • can improve your brain function and memory.
  • Improve your sleep.
  • Can help you have more energy. I struggle with this. I work at night and take my kids to school in the morning. I really need energy!
  • Can prevent cancer!
  • Can increase your longevity!
  • Can prevent health conditions and disease
  • Can improve your sex life.

I’m sure there are more benefits.

Hope you enjoyed this post, and have time to fit exercise into your life because I hardly ever seem to!

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8 thoughts on “Once in a while… (The health benefits of working out).

  • December 17, 2021 at 12:28 pm

    I have a treadmill, but find I prefer full-body workouts and pilates over walking. That said, I love seeing weights and resistance bands on your ‘picks’ list! I have wanted to try resistance bands for a while now as they seem so useful and versatile.
    Thanks for sharing the ways exercising benefits us beyond the physical!

    • December 17, 2021 at 1:23 pm

      A full-body workout would be even better. I have weight-resistant bands but I’m not sure how to use them or they are cheap and do not work well. Thanks for the visit!

  • December 17, 2021 at 3:29 pm

    Since being diagnosed with Fibromyalgia and chronic pain exercising has been really difficult for me. So finding some thing that is simple has been important. These are some really important points. Thank you for sharing your suggestions.

    Lauren – bournemouthgirl

    • December 17, 2021 at 11:12 pm

      Thank you for the visit! Maybe swimming because you don’t put force on your joints, and then you can go in the hot tub as well, that’s what I do at the rec center.

  • December 18, 2021 at 4:30 am

    I have inherited blood pressure and exercise has made the world of difference to me. I do three twenty minute workouts a week minimum and can tell when I haven’t bothered as I feel awful.

    • December 18, 2021 at 12:21 pm

      Maybe if I could adopt a workout routine, and have self-discipline to stick to it, I would feel better, thanks for motivating me, and reading my blog! =)

  • December 21, 2021 at 1:33 pm

    Yes, it’s important to find time to exercise regularly. The health benefits are undeniable so it’s worth the effort. I enjoy walking, swimming, yoga and Zumba. When I don’t have much time to exercise, I at least try to go for a walk. I should get a treadmill one of these days for those very cold days in the winter when I don’t dare to step outside unless I have to. Thanks for sharing.

    • December 21, 2021 at 11:25 pm

      I got a treadmill when it was cold outside, and I was mad I couldn’t go out for a jog, while I could still run. That was years ago. I love swimming, walking, and yoga. Thanks for the comment. I’m sensitive to the cold, I don’t blame you for not going outside.


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