Exercise and Workout Routines For Better Self Esteem

What is Exercise and Why do we need it?

Exercise using different workout routines is needed to enhance and maintain your fitness and overall well-being. Using different exercises, you can really live a better life by improving your cardiovascular system, boosting your immune system and maintaining a healthy weight.

All of these things helps prevent depression, helps maintain a healthy self esteem, improves ones body image, and helps to prevent heart disease, cardiovascular disease Type 2 diabetes and obesity.

According to the World health Organization, a lack of physical activity contributes to approximately 17% of heart disease and diabetes, 12% of falls in the elderly, and 10% of breast cancer and colon cancer.

Exercise also releases endorphins which is known to induce exercise related euphoria. It is similar to the feelings you get when you have sex or fall in love.

This same chemical helps get rid of depression by helping to eliminate the factors that cause depression such as: being overweight, stress, anxiety and low self esteem. Endorphins are natural antidepressants in the body.

The way these chemicals help your self esteem is that days after your workout routines the levels of endorphins stay elevated. Which will contribute to improvement in mood, increased self esteem and weight management.

Exercise also has benefits for your sleep. It is known to generally improve sleep and helps insomnia. The best time to exercise is said to be 4 to 8 hours before bedtime, but anytime is good.

Different kinds of Exercises

  • Stretching - Expanding the range of motion of your muscles.
  • Aerobic - These exercises focus on improving your cardiovascular health. Work-outs include:






    Aerobics classes

  • Anaerobic - Theses exercises focus on increase short term muscle strength. This can be achieved by

    Weight training


  • Exercising is used to develop these physical skills:

    • Cardiovascular endurance
    • Stamina
    • Strength
    • flexibility
    • Power
    • Speed
    • Coordination
    • Agility
    • Balance
    • Accuracy

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