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Physical exercise

Physical exercise is any bodily activity that enhances or maintains physical fitness and overall health and wellness. It is performed for various reasons, including increasing growth and development, preventing aging, strengthening muscles and the cardiovascular system, honing athletic skills, weight loss or maintenance, and also enjoyment. Frequent and regular physical exercise boosts the immune system and helps prevent "diseases of affluence" such as cardiovascular disease, type 2 diabetes, and obesity. It may also help prevent stress and depression, increase quality of sleep and act as a non-pharmaceutical sleep aid to treat diseases such as insomnia, help promote or maintain positive self-esteem, improve mental health, maintain steady digestion and treat constipation and gas, regulate fertility health, and augment an individual's sex appeal or body image, which has been found to be linked with higher levels of self-esteem. Childhood obesity is a growing global concern, and physical exercise may help decrease some of the effects of childhood and adult obesity. Some care providers call exercise the "miracle" or "wonder" drug—alluding to the wide variety of benefits that it can provide for many individuals. Aside from the health advantages, these benefits may include different social rewards for staying active while enjoying the environment of one's culture. Many individuals choose to exercise publicly outdoors where they can congregate in groups, socialize, and appreciate life.

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Reasons why physical exercise is good for you

Contributed by Rodolfo Salgado

My dad made this for me when I started going to the gym. TAYLOR’S WORKOUT: Warm Up: Stair Master: Level 1 – 7 at 1 minute per level Goal: Level 3 - 9 Medicine Ball 4 Pounds – 10 reps Goal – 4 Pounds 15 reps Bench Press Machine – Lowest weight, 3sets 15reps Shoulder Press Machine – Lowest weight, 2sets 5reps Goal: 2sets 10reps Machine Assisted Dips – 170lbs 2sets 10reps Goal – Next weight down for 2sets 10reps Machine Assisted Pull Ups – 170lbs 2sets 15reps Goal – next weight down for 2sets 15reps Hyperextensions – 1 set 10reps Goal – 1set 15reps Barbell Curls – 20lbs 2sets 10reps Goal: 20lbs 2sets 15reps Leg Extension Machine – Lowest Weight 3sets 15reps Leg Curl – Lowest Weight 1sets 15reps

Contributed by Taylor Taglianetti

I am also doing this workout 3 times a week. Your legs will be ON FIRE after this!! You can get the quads you want if your do this workout!

Contributed by Sofia Huaman

I am currently doing this workout video once a day. Man, it is killer! But, it makes you sweat like crazy and your legs feel like they are on fire!

Contributed by Sofia Huaman

Exercising

Pretty much

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Exercising

Me after doing HIT intervals

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Exercising

You know you can do it

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Exercising

Keep it up

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Looking like a total mess after a workout

Contributed by Sofia Huaman

Exercising

Always push harder than before

Contributed by Sofia Huaman

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