Exercising Prevents Metabolic Diseases

Making Exercising a Top Priority

anaerobic exercising

Exercising should be a top priority in your life. It will help you sleep, keep your weight under control, reduce your risk for metabolic diseases, and help you to live longer. Most exercises consist of aerobics, anaerobic, and agility training. 

Exercising Increases Your Lifespan

Exercising adds years to your life, helps with weight loss, prevents cancer and heart conditions, improves your sex life, helps people sleep better, and improves your lung functions (Mayo Clinic). Exercise is proven to help you live longer, providing improved functioning inside your brain along with stronger bones and muscles - especially as you age (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention).

Include Family and Friends

Make exercise fun by including your family and friends in the routines, choose activities besides the gym like basketball, horseback riding, tennis, or even an evening stroll around the neighborhood (Robinson et al). 

Sometimes including friends and family in the routines cannot happen due to conflict in schedules, etc. Going alone is a must. This does not have to be boring or made to seem like a chore. 

Make exercise a routine by replacing an unhealthy habit with time for exercise and create a realistic plan to achieve realistic goals (Semeco). Sometimes when you try to make huge goals, especially in the beginning, you might stop working out because it is hard for you to reach such high goals. Making little goals along the way will help you to reach higher goals, even ones you never thought possible.

Slows Down Insomnia and Helps You Sleep

If you have trouble sleeping, just 30 minutes of exercise will immediately help to sleep better without medications along with research showing exercising slows down insomnia (Johns Hopkins Medicine).

Aerobic Exercises

Aerobic exercise utilizes your big muscle groups and improves your cardiovascular system, extends your life, improves sleep, improves the storage of energy molecules within your muscles (stamina), and strengthens your heart and lung muscles as well (Felman). 

Anaerobic Exercises

Anaerobic exercises (weightlifting, sprints, jump rope) utilizes the energy stored within your muscles, increasing bone density and strength, keeps weight managed, studies revealed the exercise increases power, builds lean muscle helping to boost metabolism, increases lactic threshold helping your fatigue, and gives you more energy by improving the body's ability to store glycogen.

Agility Training

Agility training goes unnoticed, however training your body to accelerate and decelerate while changing directions almost simultaneously is a skill set that will improve your muscle and joint strength along with reducing the risk for injury (https://www.facebook.com/verywell). 


Aerobic, anaerobic, and agility training should be incorporated within regular exercise routines. This will improve your stamina, strength, heart, lungs, energy, joints, metabolism, extend your lifespan, and more. Including friends and family can make exercising even more fun. 

Works Cited

Mayo Clinic. “7 Great Reasons Why Exercise Matters.” Mayo Clinic, 8 Oct. 2021, www.mayoclinic.org/healthy-lifestyle/fitness/in-depth/exercise/art-20048389.

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. “Benefits of Physical Activity.” CDC.gov, 1 Nov. 2021, www.cdc.gov/physicalactivity/basics/pa-health/index.htm.

Robinson, Lawrence, et al. “How to Start Exercising and Stick to It: Making Exercise an Enjoyable Part of Your Everyday Life.” Helpguide.org, 2018, www.helpguide.org/articles/healthy-living/how-to-start-exercising-and-stick-to-it.htm.

Semeco, Arlene. “How to Start Exercising: A Beginner’s Guide to Working Out.” Healthline, 2 Mar. 2017, www.healthline.com/nutrition/how-to-start-exercising.

Johns Hopkins Medicine. “Exercising for Better Sleep.” Johns Hopkins Medicine, 2019, www.hopkinsmedicine.org/health/wellness-and-prevention/exercising-for-better-sleep.

Felman, Adam. “Exercise: Health Benefits, Types, and How It Works.” Www.medicalnewstoday.com, 27 June 2019, www.medicalnewstoday.com/articles/153390.

https://www.facebook.com/verywell. “Best Agility Exercises for Athletes.” Verywell Fit, 2018, www.verywellfit.com/best-agility-drills-for-athletes-3120599.


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