You bet it is – regular exercise can and do have the ability to reduce the risks as well as the symptoms of your physical and mental health conditions and that includes cancer, heart ailments, depression, obesity among many others.

There are many studies that have proven this fact; that exercise reduces the risk of about two dozen conditions of health, right from cancer to dementia to depression.



One of the most widely known benefits of exercise is that it can help you to lose weight and even if you are overweight, then it has the capability to make you achieve optimal weight.

Not only that, exercise can even help you to slow the ageing process even if it is started late in life making you immune to various chronic diseases or disabilities and which in turn will make you agiler and not to mention, fit and trim.

Not only that, but exercise can also help in the prevention of telomere (DNA strands at chromosomes’ ends and protects them from damage).

Studies have also shown that exercise can turn the levels of the insulin plus leptin into normal levels along with weight loss as well as making the levels of the blood sugars into normal. These factors in turn lead to the following –

  • Makes the bone structure strong
  • Helps in losing weight
  • Increases the levels of energy
  • It slows down the process of ageing
  • It helps in curing insomnia
  • It helps in relieving pain
  • It helps in lowering the blood pressure

Exercise is also known to improve the circulation of the immune cells in your body which in turns helps to neutralise the pathogens throughout your body.



If you are new to exercise or are totally out of shape, simply walking is good than doing nothing but to get the full benefits of exercise, you need to exercise more and that too, according to your customised schedule, which suits your body.



The most common reason why people avoid exercising is that they simply don’t get the time for it, but don’t be like that. No matter what, you have to schedule your routine around it.

Think of ‘exercise’ as a necessity and make time for it. Take it as a high priority in your calendar and make out a prescription for it before starting the exercise based on various factors such as – your goals for fitness, your concerns regarding your health, the activities that you enjoy among many others.

However, if you are overweight or you have serious health concerns, then you need to customise your exercising schedule according to it. The same goes for pregnant women as well as those people who have serious health conditions like cancer; in fact, exercise for them is a boon as it will result in a healthy pregnancy plus a successful recovery.

And don’t even think of using your age as an excuse because you should know this by now, no matter if you are in the 30s, 50s or 70s, exercise can provide you immense benefits. There’s no fixed age as to when you can start exercise as it can be done in any age.

Exercise is that omnipotent.

Genetic expression

Proper exercise stimulus must be triggering some positives adaptions in your body, with time the potential of awaking a different genetic expression,  one that is constantly up regulating the function of the sub systems of your body, one that wants not only to survive but thrive.

Find someone that lives and breathe exercise as a passion to guide you to make exercise , effective, efficient and SAFE.



Marcelo is the co-founder and Director of Exercise Physiology at Intense Health, Perth's #1 Private Strength Training and Nutrition Clinics.


Marcelo is the co-founder and Director of Exercise Physiology at Intense Health, Perth's #1 Private Strength Training and Nutrition Clinics.