Exercise is not just to help you lose weight. There are many different things that working out does for your body. Here are 11 Benefits of Exercise:
- Reduces Stress and Anxiety
When you exercise, your body releases endorphins. These endorphins are chemicals that act almost as painkillers for the body.
The endorphins that are produced, are the same endorphins that are released when you’re relaxed and feeling good. If your body feels good, so does your mind. So take care of your body and it will take care of the rest for you.
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- Puts You in a Better Mood
An increase of blood flow and the release of endorphins and serotonin all help improve your mood. On top of that, feeling change in your body and knowing that you are doing something beneficial to your life will make you happy.
This positive energy then transfers over to other things in your life such as better grades, better relationships, and even more motivation at the gym!
- Gets You in Shape
The obvious one of the list. There’s no doubt that exercise will help you lose weight, gain weight, gain muscle, improve your heart, and whatever else your goal is. Although this is the most obvious benefit of exercise, it is also the greatest benefit. There’s no better feeling than watching your body change into a way that makes you happier.
- Boosts Your Immune System
Physical activity can help flush out bacteria from your lungs and airways. It also activates your white blood cells and antibodies to work more efficiently.
White blood cells are like little soldiers that fight off the harmful things in our body. Who doesn’t want a more powerful army for their own body?
- Improves Sleep
Exercise will expend a lot of your energy, and that makes you very tired at the end of the day. This will help you fall asleep much easier.
Now that you’re asleep and your blood is still flowing much better, your heart health will improve along with an increase in deep sleep. Deep sleep is the best phase of sleep for restoring energy and building muscle.
Have insomnia? Try getting into the habit of exercise. It has been proven to help.
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- Increased Blood Circulation
When you work out, your heart is pumping blood to your body at a much faster rate. This blood circulation is increased throughout the whole day, even after you’re done working out. This helps your face look more alive and not as dead, improves positivity, and can even help reduce acne by flushing out bacteria faster!
- Help Keep Your Mind Off of Things
If you’re ever feeling stressed, anxious, nervous, miss someone, or are angry about something, go exercise. It will help you turn that negative energy into a positive one and will most likely take your mind off of whatever you thought about.
It is surprising how well this one works. Focus on your workout and everything else will disappear during that time.
- Improved Sex Life
If your stamina improves from exercise, your stamina will also improve in the bedroom. You won’t be as tired and will therefore be able to withstand longer. Growing your strength will also help you try those positions that were much harder before. The more fit you are, the younger your sexual age will be. There are fit, 60-year-old men that have more stamina and a better sex life compared to men that are 20 years younger.
- Improved Confidence and Self Esteem
Exercise will put you in shape, give you a more positive outlook on life, and will give you more energy. These things will naturally make you feel more confident about how you look and feel everyday. It is something you should be proud of if you are doing it and will give you something else to talk about as a hobby.
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- Helps Fight Diseases and Cancer
Heart disease, diabetes, asthma, back pain, arthritis, and most chronic diseases are all things that can be drastically reduced from exercise.
There is also a decreased risk of multiple myeloma, a blood cancer, as well as cancers of the head and neck, rectum, bladder, and lungs.
It is crazy what an increased blood flow and improvement of the heart can do for so many other parts of the body.
- Teaches You Discipline
That first time you set a goal to workout and diet and follow through with it, your life changes. You start to realize how much it helps and changes your body for the better.
After that moment, you start to become much more cautious of eating bad things and the exercise becomes addicting. You will gain that discipline of how to care for your body.
Guys, we are given this body to live our entire life inside of. It has taken care of you up to this point. Now is your turn to take care of it too. Go exercise. If you have any questions or comments leave them down below! Thanks for reading!