When many people hear the word exercise, they cringe. The association with the word drums up images of lifting heavy weights in a sweaty gym, performing calisthenics or body weight exercises at the direction of a sadistic instructor, and running or jogging for hours. These are all forms of exercise, but exercise, when you get right down to it, is really just physical movement.
Physical activity performed regularly does not have to be incredibly strenuous to lead to a healthy body and mind. Regular physical activity can be as simple as taking a brisk walk 3 to 5 days a week, walking instead of driving whenever you can, enjoying activities like dancing or involving physical play with your children and grandchildren. The benefits of exercise include weight management and a reduction in the chance that you will develop heart disease.
Regular physical activity lowers your risk of diabetes and some cancers, strengthens your bones and muscles, and even improves your mental health, as well as your ability to control your moods and emotions. Guess what other wonderful benefit physical activity offers? Regular exercise can prevent candida overgrowth from occurring, and if it does occur, physical activity can eradicate an overgrowth situation from your body.
How Exercise Fights Candida Overgrowth and Yeast Infections
Candida is an opportunistic microorganism. It grows out of control when it is allowed to. It is very easy to defeat, and to keep in check. All you have to do is balance your gut and gastrointestinal process. The problem occurs when human beings eat what human beings usually eat. A poor diet is also further supported as a candida overgrowth influence by a lack of physical activity.
Most human beings in modern societies “enjoy” a very sedentary lifestyle. They simply don’t move as much as they should. The human body, and the complicated processes which control it, is just not made to sit around and do nothing. You were created, your body was designed, to be standing, walking and moving.
Doctors, fitness experts and health professionals now say that “sitting is the new smoking”. Sitting for extended periods of time is so potentially deadly that you may as well be smoking a pack or two of cigarettes every day instead. It is just that unhealthy for you.
Exercise keeps your body moving, and your heart pumping oxygenated blood. The more you stress your muscles, avoiding over-stressing them, the more feel-good chemicals your brain releases as a reward. It understands that you are doing something that is good for your health. In return, it sends a surge of chemicals and hormones throughout your body that make you feel good.
This is why you enjoy such mental clarity and focus, and a calm, content emotional state after you work out, exercise or simply enjoy some other type of physical activity. Studies show that exercise also contributes to a strong immune system and a healthy gut. When your gut is healthy and your natural ability to ward off infections and disease is strong, candida has really no chance at overgrowing its normal, healthy levels, and yeast infections are not a problem in your life.