We are often informed of the benefits of daily exercise, but how, exactly, does exercising everyday stand to benefit us? For healthy mood regulation and development, exercise is vitally important. Exercising everyday better equips us to overcome ailments (both mental and physical) and helps us to live a longer, fuller life. Continue below where we outline the chief benefits of daily exercise in greater detail. 

The Health Benefits of Regular Exercise 

The majority of us know that exercise is good for us, but we are unaware of the true health benefits of regular exercise. From improved mood regulation to libido, the benefits of daily exercise exist in abundance. Here are a few of the most important things you can enjoy as a result of exercise: 
Helps You Combat Illness/ Disease 
When you exercise, you effectively put yourself in a better position to overcome and combat illness. The likelihood of arthritis, anxiety, depression, high blood pressure and many types of cancer is decreased by regular exercise. Your cognitive function is improved, and the risk of early death is minimised. By completing any form of exercise on a daily basis, your fitness, health and quality of life is taken care of. 
Improves Mood 
Various chemicals in your brain are stimulated when you exercise. Namely, your body releases endorphins during exercise. Although exercise is taxing, the process leaves you feeling happier, more relaxed and less stressed. If things are getting on top of you at the minute and you are feeling stressed, we encourage you to participate in a sport or complete some exercise. Even if it is light work, this will help. Another benefit is the improvement to self esteem that you will undoubtedly feel as a result of regular exercise. 
Improves Sleep 
If you struggle to sleep or are navigating a rough sleeping situation, exercise could be the answer. After exercise you are more likely to sleep quicker, and regular exercise is synonymous with deeper and more restorative sleep. Healthy sleep is an important aspect of your emotional and physical wellbeing. Quality sleep can also improve your tolerance to syndromes of chronic pain. By exercising daily, you are therefore effectively managing your wellbeing. 
Improves Libido/ Sexual Dysfunction. 
Lastly, by exercising regularly you are likely to see an improvement in your sex life. This is because exercise boosts energy levels and improves your confidence in regard to your physical appearance. Both of these things combined can improve sex drive. In addition to this, exercise promotes healthy blood flow and can increase strength of muscles in the pelvis which can improve the sensations we feel during sex and assist with sexual dysfunction. 

The Importance of Regular Exercise by Colchester Physiotherapy & Sports Injury Clinic 

In this article we have listed a select few of the benefits of daily exercise. There are, however, many more ways in which exercise can benefit you. If you are looking to maintain your health and wellbeing and develop with a lower risk of injury or illness, you should be completing some form of exercise regularly. If possible, we encourage you to aim for at least 30 minutes of moderate exercise everyday. By doing this, you put yourself in a better position to enjoy the benefits noted above. If you are currently sedentary or have a medical condition and are thinking about exercising regularly we would advise that you speak with your GP first to ascertain which is the best way for you to start doing more physical activity. 
If you exercise regularly, there may be a time when you struggle with injury. Although we can do our best to avoid exercise induced injury, sometimes it is out of our control. If you find yourself in this situation, we at Colchester Physiotherapy & Sports Injury Clinic can help. We offer a broad range of restorative therapies aimed at people stunted by injury. For more information on any of our services, contact us today.  
Get in touch with the team here at Colchester Physiotherapy and Sports Injury Clinic for honest advice and recommendations! 


Craig Fowlie 

Craig is a highly specialized physiotherapist with post graduate qualifications in Acupuncture and Sports and Exercise Medicine. 
He has worked with Professional Rugby sides in New Zealand and has assisted Great Britain Table Tennis at the World Team Championships and Olympic Qualifiers in Qatar and Germany. He is a consultant for the Governments Talented Athlete Scholarship Scheme and has published and presented research in the Journal of Physiotherapy and the Chartered Society of Physiotherapy Annual Conference. 
Outside of work he enjoys participating socially in triathlon and running. 
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