Updated: Apr 10, 2020
The health benefits of exercise on the human body systems can’t be overemphasised. From optimising leptin and insulin receptor sensitivity for normalising leptin, insulin, and glucose levels to making you feel better and living a longer life, engaging in regular exercise can help improve 6 human body systems regardless of your sex or age.
How Exercise Can Improve Your Muscular System
As we exercise the body, it acts as a stimulus that stresses the muscle. Exercise benefits the muscular system the following ways:
Decreases symptoms of depression & anxiety and encourages a better well-being
Promotes leaner and stronger muscular strength especially for older adults since the muscular strength deteriorates as they age
Reduces the risk of diabetes, high blood pressure, coronary heart disease, and colon cancer
How Exercise Can Improve Your Skeletal System
The skeleton is the body’s framework that protects and supports the body. It carries your complete weight and shields important organs. Engaging in proper and regular exercise will help improve the skeletal system as it:
Helps lower risk of pain or injuries in the body’s nerves, ligaments, joints, and muscles for an improved body posture
Strengthens the bones for an improved bone density
Strengthens and supports the soft tissues round the bones
How Exercise Can Improve Your Digestive System
The digestive system helps in the breaking down of food and passing of vital nutrients to different parts of the body. Exercising
Helps keep your digestive system healthy.
Keeps the digestive tract in motion and boosts blood circulation
Provides an appropriate digestive routine
How Exercise Can Improve Your Respiratory System
During exercise there is an increase need for oxygen in the body. Exercising has the following effects on the respiratory system
Increased heart rate and stronger heart beat
Due to the increase need of oxygen, it helps transport oxygen
Respiratory rate is increased allowing additional oxygen to reach the blood and lungs.
How Exercise Can Improve Your Nervous System
The nervous system is responsible for activities like jumping, running, etc. and engaging in regular exercise will benefit the nervous system the following ways:
Strengthen the nervous system
Helps your heart pump proper blood to your brain
Influences cognitive function and psychological well being
How Exercise Can Improve Your Circulatory System
The circulatory system is in charge of transporting oxygen to the entire body. It comprises of the blood, blood vessels, and the heart.
Reduces the risk of heart diseases
Helps make the heart stronger
Encourages blood vessel health
In general, by exercising, you stay healthy, fit, and live longer.
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