10 Benefits of Exercise

Benefits of Exercising Regularly

Weight Loss, Improved Memory, and Other Benefits of Exercise

Most of us exercise to lose weight or build muscle. And those are great motivators to get us moving.

However,  exercise has many more benefits than just the obvious. Did you know that exercise can improve your memory? Yes, by supplying a steady source of rich oxygen to the brain. For the brain to function at its optimum levels it requires oxygen. Nothing supplies the body with needed oxygen more than exercise.

Here is a list of 10 reasons to exercise as explained by Whitson Gordon on LifeHacker:

  1. Improves memory
  2. Improves posture
    "Regularly exercising your abs, back, and other muscles can go a long way into fixing your posture, both sitting and standing."
  3. Boosts your confidence
  4. Helps relieve stress
    "Not only are those endorphins natural stress-fighters, but getting yourself into that exercise groove helps get your mind off the things stressing you out."
  5. Helps you sleep better
  6. Gives you more energy
  7. Improves sex
  8. Keeps you from getting sick
    "A recent study found that people who exercised regularly were half as likely to get a cold than people who didn't"
  9. Improves life longevity
  10. Increases your happiness
Read Whitson Gordon’s post here for more detaills

So, there you are. 10 great reasons to get off your butt and get fit. It’s not just about looking good. But feeling good as well.

Get moving! Your body (and mind) will thank you.

 

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