Today I want to outline 7 weird (yet researched) benefits to working out and getting fit…
Reason One: Improved Memory
Ever feel like you think a bit more clearly after a good workout? Not only is your brain getting more energy and oxygen, but many studies have shown that exercise can boost your memory and help you stay more focused!
Reason Two: More Confidence
Obviously, exercise can improve your appearance, which can improve confidence, but there’s more to it than that. Exercise can also help you feel more accomplished each time you complete a workout. Even if you don’t see immediate results in your body, that effort will make you feel better—and a bit of confidence is definitely sexy.
Reason Three: Better Sleep
If you ever have trouble falling asleep at night, the National Sleep Foundation says regular exercise can help you sleep better. But try to get those workouts in sooner rather than later—if you exercise too closely to bedtime, it can actually have the opposite effect!
Reason Four: Better Sex
No, we’re not pulling your leg. Studies have indeed shown that regular exercise can increase arousal and decrease men’s risk for erectile dysfunction, likely because exercise improves circulation (which is pretty important when it comes to sex)! Good to know, huh?
Reason Five: Live Longer
It’s no secret that healthy living will keep you alive longer, but you might be surprised at how much…. One study found that exercise improves life expectancy as much as quitting smoking. It really is true that sitting all day is killing you—and while we can’t promise you’ll break old Methusela’s record, just a bit of regular exercise can stave off the reaper for awhile.
Reason Six: Get Sick Less
Nobody likes getting sick, and exercise can help. A recent study found that people who exercised regularly were half as likely to get a cold than people who didn’t—which are odds I’d gladly take!
Reason Seven: Be Happier 🙂
Have you ever experienced “runner’s high?” All the endorphins you release when you exercise actually make you feel happy.
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Keep up the good work!
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