Benefits of exercise

In whatever we decide to do as a person in life, there are always advantages and disadvantages to it. Nothing is a hundred percent good and as well hundred percent bad. So today, at Living Tall Perfect Lifestyle we’re going to be looking at advantage rephrased in another word ‘benefits’ in this article Benefits of exercises.

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What is exercises?

History of exercises

How often should one exercise

Benefits of exercises


What is exercises?

Benefits of excercises

The term exercises is simply the plural form of exercise which is defined according to Oxford advanced learner’s dictionary as (countable) Any activity designed to develop or hone a skill or ability.

(countable, uncountable) Activity intended to improve physical, or sometimes mental, strength and fitness.

History of exercises

There is actually no well detailed accurate history of exercises (how it started). People all through history before the invention of vehicles, complex machines and modern equipments etc. have without the knowledge of the word exercise, all partaken in it in many different kind of ways.

In the early stages of civilization popularly referred to as the stone age, the narratives were not different since individuals had no other option to aid survival, travel and hunt for food for themselves and their young ones.

Exercises in those days were essential to improve individuals strength and speed so they could hunt for food and escape, from predators and many other dangerous situations.

Today, exercise has evolved and now very different from what it used to be since it’s now mostly done for health and for some others as hobbies rather than for survival according to Physical culture study.

Types of exercises

Basically there two different types of exercises which are furtherly divided into different types and exercising techniques.

They are

·        Mental exercises

·        Physical exercises

Mental exercises

These are excercises of or relating to the mind or an intellectual process.

It’s usually done to aid balance thinking, free the mind from worries, sharpen memory etc.

Types of mental exercises

Running or walking exercise

Yoga exercise

Boxing as exercise

Puzzle games (memory exercise)

Music and dance

Running or walking exercise helps in clearing the mind of junk thoughts according to research instilling a new sense of focus in individuals which is very similar to yoga, music and dance in mental health exercises.

Boxing as exercise these also help improve focus and determination in people when they are down mentally, when punching a punch bag.

It brings a new sense of focus and a more determined individual.

Puzzle game (memory exercise) these type of exercise sharpens the brain with good memory and faster thinking to get things done.

Physical excercise

These are exercises having to do with the body as opposed to the mind; corporeal, bodily.

It’s mostly done for general body health, fitness, strength among other reasons.

Types of physical exercises

Aerobics (endurance exercises)

Strength exercises

Balance exercises

Stretching exercises

Aerobics (endurance exercises) it increases both breathing and heart rates. This type of exercise helps keep you healthy, improve fitness. It also improves the health of your heart, lungs and circulatory system.

They include brisk walking


Yard work




Stares climbing

Tennis/basketball playing etc.

Strength exercises these are exercises done to increase physical strength or aid strong muscles for work and as well helps in body balance.

They include

Weight lifting

Overhead arm curl

Wall push ups

Lifting your body weight

Using a resistance band etc.

Balance exercises these helps in preventing falls, which is very common in old people. Most lower body strength exercises also improves balance.

Balance exercises include

Standing on one foot

The heel to toe walk

Standing on a sitting position


Stretching exercises these type of physical exercise can help improve your flexibility.

Example includes

Back stretch exercise

Inner thighs stretch

Ankle stretch

Back of the leg stretch etc.

How often should one exercise

As often as necessary according to medical practitioners.

Which largely depends on your aim as an individual abiding by the laid down procedure of the exercise and how much is considered healthy for you as an individual.

Also depending on the benefits of exercises you seek individually.

Daily exercises is very much advised in average quantity depending on age, health status etc.

Benefits of exercises

Exercises controls weight, it can help in preventing excess weight gain or help maintaining weight loss accordingly.

It combats health conditions and diseases in the human body.

It improves memory and brain function in all age groups.

Exercises improves individual energy(physical strength, balance, endurance).

Exercises improves mood for the better in most individuals.

It promotes better night rest(sleep).

Exercises boosts better sex life with your partner.

It reduces feeling of anxiety and depression

Lower blood pressure and improves heart health.

Improves self confidence.

It helps in preventing some category of sickness and diseases.


According to modern day societal statistics more than half of the world population do not include exercise in their daily routine in other words, they do not make out time of their schedule to exercise. The reason is not far fetched, it’s simple, it is excuses.

This article benefits of exercises need be a reason to start exercising moderately, as it’s importance to general well being cannot be totally ignored and lack of exercises could be dangerous coupled with other Daily wrong routines of which most of the world population engages in.

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