Your body on exercise

man and woman working out together

Here are five reasons your body loves physical activity—whether dancing, swimming, playing a sport, walking, biking, or visiting the gym:

  • Regular exercise can act as a cognitive enhancer, promoting creativity.
  • The National Institutes of Health report that simply moving contributes to a faster metabolism and longer life expectancy, regardless of weight.
  • Moderate to vigorous exercise supports muscle, bone, and ligament strength.
  • Strength training helps prevent lower back and neck pain.
  • Exercise releases endorphins, hormones that increase positive feelings and reduce stress.