I got 99 problems but the gym ain’t one.
On the outside, it might look like everyone in the gym is working out for one ultimate goal: a good body. But that’s never the case. Every person in the gym has a different agenda in mind. The 30- something man wants to achieve inner peace, the guy who is already ripped wants to de-stress after a long day at work, the mom with the headband wants to stay fit, the girl with the red reebok trainers wants to elevate her mood and the list goes on and on and on. But no matter what your goal is, one good workout session is all it takes to be the best version of yourself. Read on to know the multiple benefits of working out.
1. Happy Hours:
Happiness is the key to life. Exercise is the key to happiness. When you exercise, your body releases endorphins (the happy hormone) which interact with your brain receptors to reduce the feeling of pain. So no matter in what mood you enter the gym, you’ll be walking out all happy and satisfied. Always a win!
2. Hale and Hearty:
Studies suggest that just 20 minutes of physical activity is all the heart needs to remain healthy. Regular exercise reduces the blood pressure, increases the good cholesterol (HDL), reduces the bad cholesterol (LDL) and improves the overall blood circulation in the body. And let’s face it, your heart has done a lot for you over the years and it’s time you return the favor with some regular exercise.
3. Sleep like a baby :
If you could see yourself sleep after a good workout, you would start worshiping the gym. Nothing compares to the feeling of falling on your bed and literally falling asleep ‘in the blink of an eye.’ That’s because exercise reduces stress and also makes sure that at the end of the day, your body is pushed to its 100% potential. What follows is… Zzz Zzzz!
4. Fights fatigue:
Quick question. Which one helps fight fatigue better? A 30-minute nap or a 10-minute walk? Easy peasy! A nap! But science begs to differ. Researcher Tim Puetz said that “Too often we believe that a quick workout will leave us worn out — especially when we are already feeling fatigued. However, we have shown that regular exercise can actually go a long way in increasing feelings of energy — particularly in sedentary individuals.” Well, we can’t fight science, can we?
5. Improves sexual performance:
You need a good body, stamina, and a high libido to boost your sexual performance and you need exercise to attain all the three. One exclusive solution. Subject your body to a little hard work in the gym and watch as your body eases out things for you in the bedroom.
6. Boosts brainpower:
Exercise increases the oxygen flow to the brain which in turn increases the mental sharpness of the brain. Also exercise acts directly on the molecular machinery of the brain itself. It increases neurons’ creation, survival, and resistance to damage and stress. On that note, I’m pretty sure Einstein used to indulge in some intense sweat sessions in his free time.
7. Away from addictions:
Alcohol, shopping, cigarettes, drugs. These addictions release endorphins in our system which give us a high, but guess what else releases endorphins into your system? Yes! Smarty pants. Exercise. I’m not saying that the cravings won’t get to you, what I’m saying is that a jog or a session at the gym will surely get your mind off them.
It’s pretty simple. Things work out when you work out and this is not even the half of it. Get to know more about the benefits of working out from fitness experts only on Docsapp.
What’s your reason for working out? Let us know in the comments section below.