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8 Unexpected Benefits Of Regular Exercise

8 Unexpected Benefits Of Regular Exercise

We all know that a regular fitness regime can have amazing effects on your body, but there are also other powerful plus sides to putting in the work at the gym.

  1. Boost Energy Levels
    Sticking to a regular fitness routine can make you feel more energised. Maybe not directly after you've finished a workout, but it does help to produce more mitochondria inside your muscle cells. More mitochondria = more energy supply. Not to mention, exercising tends to help you get better quality rest which may make you feel like you have more energy the next day!

  2. Reduce Stress And Anxiety
    One of the best benefits of exercise is reduced feelings of stress and anxiety. It can be as simple as taking 20 minutes out of your workday for a brisk walk. With moderate to high-intensity aerobic exercise, it also doesn't take a long time for you to feel the effects and can help you to feel calmer and more aligned almost immediately.

  3. Meet New People & Join A Community Of Likeminded Individuals
    Those who sweat together, stay together! Joining a friendly gym is a great way to meet new people and benefit from the support of a like-minded community.

    One of the biggest reasons you're likely to stop exercising is a lack of motivation. But having support from others helps to keep you feeling excited about exercise and is also a good way to hold yourself accountable for your workouts.

  4. Improve Self Confidence
    Incorporating realistic and attainable goals into your exercise regime is proven to improve your confidence by giving you feelings of success on a regular basis.

    This, accompanied by the benefits of putting time into working on your mind and body will do wonders for your self-esteem over time!

  5. Boost Your Inner Drive & Productivity
    Research suggests that those that set aside time for regular exercise are more productive in their day-to-day life. Whether this is because of an increase in your happy hormones or because it gives your brain time to refresh, it certainly works!

    If you ever feel like you're a bit stuck creatively and need a boost, heading to the gym or getting outside may be the answer.

  6. Get Better Rest
    A moderate workout can sometimes feel like you've taken a sleeping pill and there's a good reason why. Exercising a few hours before you go to sleep raises your body's core temperature. When it drops back to normal after a couple of hours your body signals that it's time to sleep.

    But exercise doesn't only help your body signal it's time for sleep, it also helps to improve your quality of sleep. This is because you tend to fall asleep quicker after exercise, leading to a less restless and more deep night of rest.

  7. Prevent Cognitive Decline
    Research shows that exercise can boost memory function and our ability to learn and adapt. No it might not dramatically improve your IQ, but it may help reduce brain fog which can inhibit decision making, deep thinking, and learning.

  8. Inspire Others
    One of the best things about fitness is sharing it with someone else! Finding a workout buddy, going to group fitness classes, joining a recreational sports team, working out with your partner - these are all amazing ways to connect with people and inspire others to feel the benefits of regular exercise.

    Engaging in group fitness activities helps develop a sense of trust and community which can have a direct positive impact on your motivation and outlook on fitness.

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