Why You Should Make Exercise a Priority in Your Life

Sunday May 28, 2023

Exercise is the magic pill we all want and crave. And this is why I’m so passionate about it—and about helping fitness organizations help others lead fulfilling and long-lasting lives.

So, let’s take a moment and appreciate exercise for all it is. Instead of approaching physical activity as another “chore” or “to-do,” let’s be grateful we have the opportunity to move our bodies and proactively improve our health and longevity. How does exercise extend our lives?


Research indicates that regular exercise can help lower the risk of high blood pressure, diabetes, coronary heart disease, stroke, and cancer. With heart disease and cancer at the top of the list of the leading causes of death, this should be motivation alone to get that exercise habit going.

On top of this, countless other studies also demonstrate a significant reduction in depression symptoms with the incorporation of exercise. In other words, physical activity enhances our longevity and also enhances our quality of life.

Then, there’s the never-ending list of other benefits that exercise offers, such as improved respiratory and cardiovascular function, increased muscle mass (translating into better metabolic health and easy weight maintenance), improved bone health, and improved function and movement for performing daily activities or tasks.

Do you make exercise a daily habit? How?