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The main benefits of exercise (for me at least…)

March 2, 2014 — by Adam Hunt0

There have been countless articles about the benefits of working out so I thought I’d give you another one. These benefits work for me so they might for you as well.

It improves your mood

Have you ever noticed that if you have few days in a row when you do something physical, you don’t have mood swings? I can tell you from experience that when I get sick and can’t work out, I start feeling sings of what can only be described as depression.  If you start exercising, your days will become brighter, trust me.

Improves the ability to learn

It really does. When you work out, the blood in your body circulates better which takes the necessary nutrients straight into your brain and you soak up more information. If you will then feel like you’re getting too smart, just have something made from white flour and it’ll shot the door on information. I know what I’m talking about, just had pizza…

It increases self-esteem

That is mainly because you fill up shirts little better or will no longer have to suck your stomach in. Luckily I never had the latter problem. Putting on weight has always been a struggle.

It keeps your brain fit

You will notice, once you start working out, that you are always sharp and things become much clearer.

Reduces stress

Yep, it does. Try it yourself. When you get really stressed out for whatever reason, go to gym. I know it is the last thing you think about when everything is going sideways, but you might be surprised. You will also have a little break from all the problems, which helps when you get back to them after an hour or so of working out. You’ll find a solution much quicker then.

Improves the quality of sleep

This goes hand in hand with dealing with stress and getting smarter I think. Once there is no stress thanks to working out, there is immediately a quality sleep.

Increases appetite

This is a benefit for someone like me. Since I can remember I have always been lanky. My brother to this day calls me spaghetti boy. It is just a nickname I got from him and it stuck. So for those who have problems putting on weight, start working out.

It has many medical benefits

Improves the amount of cholesterol, reduces the risk of cancer, reduces high blood pressure, reduces the risk of diabetes, relieves back pain, reduces the risk of osteoporosis, improves the supply of oxygen to the cells, reduces fatigue, helps prevent stroke.

It helps to stay focused

This is something I really need because no one can waste time like me. It is not as bad as it used to be, but I still struggle sometimes. I am sure everyone does to some extent. So yeah, working out will help you stay focused and you will get lot more done in a shorter amount of time thanks to that.

Increases sex drive

Now remember this next time it doesn’t want to wake up. Working out helps your blood to get to all places in your body… If you know what I mean.

Cheers

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