5 Exercises that Can Save Your Life
The things we all should do each week, especially when we don’t want to do it.
There’s no secret that exercise can help extend your life span. It cuts cancer risk in half, reduces heart disease and strokes, and lowers the risk of early death by 30%. Not only does it help with your physical well-being, but it also contributes to your mental health. People who exercise experience more happiness and lower stress levels, shrinking chances of depression, dementia, and Alzheimer’s disease.
#1 – Running.
Not only does running help reduce health conditions, it can also help you in a crisis. If you need to run for an emergency you will be ready and trained to get away quickly. We recommend starting with just 15 minutes each day 5 times a week and your endurance and speed will increase over time. Running is not everyone’s favorite pass time, but it can make a world of difference.
#2 – Swimming.
There are so many benefits of swimming, we don’t have time to list all of them, but to name a few: swimming can help with endurance, strengthened muscles and improved circulation. Although the benefits are endless for your mental and physical well-being, swimming can also save lives. According to an American study, 10 people die from drowning every day. Many people cannot swim, but even learning one of the basic styles of swimming (backstroke, butterfly, freestyle) can potentially save a life.
#3 – Martial Arts & Boxing.
Martial arts and boxing help with stamina, reflexes, strength, balance and focus. Not only are these exercises good for your physique, but they also help you with self-defense. If you ever had an attacker, these exercises would help you know how to break free, protect yourself and which areas to target if you were unarmed. It’s an exercise that’s fun and also a great way to stay safe.
#4 – Circuit Training.
Circuit Training is great for people who get bored easily in their workouts, you can do no repeats and incorporate squats, strength, and full body workouts. This exercise helps with stamina, endurance and strength. No matter what life threw at you, this form of working out can really help you be prepared to pivot.
#5 – Pull-Ups.
A lot of people do not like pull-ups and even have a tough time executing them, but if you do a few every day you will get stronger. Knowing how to pull yourself up may be vital in life, if you were ever to fall off of an edge or fall from a ladder. We hope you will never have to use your pull-up skills for a life emergency, but let’s be prepared just in case.
There are so many more exercises that can be added to this list, the main takeaway is that exercise can increase your life span and help save your life in a crisis. It’s so important to take care of your physical, and mental well-being and in doing so, you are also training yourself on how to survive.
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