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3 Reasons To Exercise That Aren’t To Do With Weight Loss

3 Reasons To Exercise That Aren’t To Do With Weight Loss

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When you think of exercising, what is the main reason that comes to mind? Why do you think people do it? For many, it’s about weight loss. It’s easy to put on some pounds and much more challenging to remove them again, and regular exercise – along with healthy eating – is certainly something that will help. However, weight loss is not the only reason for exercising, and it’s important to know why else you might do it so that, even if you don’t need to lose weight, you’ll still be motivated to work out. Read on to find out more.

Exercise Improves Your Mood 

There are many reasons why you might be feeling a little down or stressed. Work, money, relationship issues, simply having a lot to do and no time to do it in… Many people are at least a little stressed some of the time, and some people develop chronic stress that needs a doctor’s care. 

 No matter what level of stress you might be suffering from, exercise can improve your mood significantly. Even working out for just 10 minutes can help you because physical activity is what tells the brain to release endorphins into the body, and endorphins are a natural way to make you feel happier and generally improve your mood. 

Exercise Is Good For Others 

So we know that exercise helps you lose weight, and it keeps you generally fit and healthy. However, even if you’re not that concerned about your own health, did you know that when you exercise, you have the potential to help others? 

 This all starts at home. Your loved ones will get much more benefit if you are fit and healthy. You’ll be around longer for one thing, but you’ll also be fit enough to join in with their activities, and this is perhaps especially important if you have children who will want you to run around with them and play. 

 Yet on top of this, exercise can benefit those you’ve never met and never will meet. Many charity events include some form of physical activity, and while you’re taking part in a fun run you can be raising money for a worthy cause. 

 Exercise Helps You Sleep Better

Getting a good night’s sleep isn’t just something that will make you feel good the next day; there are health implications attached too. If you don’t sleep enough, your body won’t have the chance to repair itself, which is what would usually happen when you sleep. This means that any illnesses or injuries you have aren’t ever dealt with and can even become worse. Also, lack of sleep makes you generally less productive, so work will be a struggle (which can lead to more stress). 

 When you exercise, you are sure to sleep much better. This is due to the fact that you are going to generally feel more tired because you’ve been engaging in physical activity, but also because you will have de-stressed, making sleep easier. 

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