Here are some of the psychological benefits of following a healthy fitness regime.

Decreased resting heart rate

Improved hormonal function

Increased aerobic capacity; cardio respiratory function

Increased energy

Lowered Cholesterol level

Lowered Triglyceride level; Improved lipid profile

Maintenance of bone health

Moderated and lowered blood pressure

Reduction or elimination of medication

Rehabilitation of mind and body

FITNESS TIP: The ACSM recommends 3–5 days per week of cardio for about 30–60 minutes (that isn’t just running and biking, use HIIT, Tabata, weight training intervals, etc. for cardio)