7 reasons to consider exercising

You have likely exercised at one point or another in your life, whether it was on weight machines at the gym, running on a trail or even biking through your neighborhood. Have you ever stopped to think about the variety of potential benefits exercising can have on your life? Keep reading to learn about seven positive effects exercise can have on your mind and body. 

Exercise can make you feel happier

Many people try to be the best version of themselves, so why not add some exercise in to make yourself a little happier? Exercise can improve your mood and minimize anxiety and depression. Next time you feel a little stressed or need a pick-me-up, get up and go for a long walk or do some jumping jacks. 

Exercising can increase your energy levels

With the uncertainty of the current pandemic, it’s easy to feel stressed out. If you’re finding you have some extra time, consider dedicating that time to exercising. You may even make it a habit. Not only is it a good habit, it can increase your energy levels by …! Sometimes, all we need is a little energy boost to feel good. 

Exercise can help you sleep better.

Sometimes, we just can’t seem to fall asleep no matter how hard we try. Instead of purchasing melatonin to help you fall asleep, for example, try some exercising. Once exercising has become a regular habit, it can help you fall asleep faster and improve the quality of your sleep.

Exercise can boost your self confidence and self esteem. 

Exercising can help a person feel better about themselves. For example, when working out becomes an everyday thing, you’ll likely start hitting your goals and therefore feeling better about yourself – especially when you see progress. Remember, you’re one step closer to your goals, which may help improve your confidence. 

It can help boost your memory

Personally, I don’t remember everything as easily as I used too. The effects of exercising are endless, but did you know exercising can improve your cognitive functioning? You may be asking yourself, “how the heck does exercising do that?” Well, it involves the neurons in your brain. When you start doing daily exercise, it helps to keep the neurons healthy. 

Exercising can be a positive social experience

If you’re the type of person who doesn’t like to exercise alone, group classes may be a great idea.Exercise classes might  allow you to connect with other people who have similar interests. You can even make some friends from your class! 

Your skin’s complexion may improve

Sometimes face masks just won’t do the trick. Working out, especially when it’s aerobic and increases your heart rate (for example, running or swimming), can help improve the blood flow to your skin. More oxygen and nutrients flowing to your skin may help improve your skin’s overall health because it…. 

Exercise, no matter your age, can help benefit you in many ways. You may even begin adding your own reasons to this list.

by Shannon Warnecke

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