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6 Little Known Benefits of Exercise

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6 Little Known Benefits of Exercise
Making time to workout can do more than you think.
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People talk about it, they post about it, they give live updates about it via twitter. Exercise. Only 20% of American adults works out to the recommended level. That means 4 out of every 5 people don’t get enough exercise. It’s important. We all know that exercise helps us lose weight, gain muscle, and improve our general health, but did you know there are even more benefits?

People who exercise make more money.

If you workout at least 3 times a week, you could make an extra 9% more. However, unless you’re a professional athlete or a personal trainer, exercise itself won’t give you any money gains, but it will build up your confidence. A proper sense of self worth can help you land a well paying job.

Reach your relationship goals.

Couples who exercise together stay together. You’ll form a strong bond that will get stronger as you do. Working out together is fun and encouraging. In a study published by the Journal of Personality and Social Psychology couples who workout together reported being more satisfied with their relationship.

Better fitness- better thinking.

Exercise now to reap the rewards og a lifetime. As we age our cognitive abilities tend to diminish, but working out is proven to keep our minds sharp and reverse the loss of brain cells.

Exercise is the secret to radiant skin.

Most of us have struggled with our complexion at some point in our lives. This is such a common problem that stores are filled with every kind of creme and miracle treatment we can think of, but perhaps all we really need is to hit the gym a few times a week. More specifically, we can get 3 hours of moderate to high intensity exercise a week. That’s how women in their 40’s and 50’s can have the complexion of 20 year olds.

Get happy with your workout.

People who work off at least 350 calories a week smile more. Exercise is often just as effective as regular antidepressants. Depression damages the growth neurons in the brain, but working up a sweat will stimulate those same growth neurons giving you a brighter outlook on life.

Exercise beats cravings.

Just like rock beats scissors, exercise beats cravings. After an hour of running (which seems like a long time when you’re not a runner), an MRI study showed that our brains wants lower calorie, healthy foods. The appetite controlling part of the brain will light up like a light bulb when you see that apple instead of the last piece of chocolate cake.

I think we can all agree that exercise plays an important role in our all around wellness. The recommended amount of exercise per week is 150 minutes or about 22 minutes a day. That’s not much if you compare it to all the good a just a little exercise can do.

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Eat right so you can exercise right. I like to start my routine with this pre-workout shake, it’s delicious and gives me the fuel I need to finish my work out. Find out more HERE.

Shannon Walter

About Shannon Walter -

Wife, Mommy, and Writer are three of the hats Shannon wears on a daily basis. Natural and holistic wellness is her passion. Diving into medical studies, reading long-winded books, and refitting them into information that is valuable to everyday life.

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