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5 Health Benefits To Exercise

I know. I KNOW! The thought of leaving your bed, your pet, your kid, your Netflix binge just to exercise can sometimes be too much to handle. But our bodies were made to move, and let’s face it … we’re not getting any younger.

I mean, you just aged. Right this second. And again. See?

Since it’s a necessary evil, we might as well enjoy and reap the benefits.

Hey! I see you rolling your eyes.

“I know exercise can help with weight loss!”

“I know exercise can help with getting big muscles like that guy from the Terminator movie!”

Great! All those things are facts. But there’s SO much more. So much more, in fact, that it’s almost ludicrous anyone has to be talked into exercising.

So, enough of the crap talk.

What are the health benefits to exercise?

1. Exercise Can Improve Your Mood

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According to, you know, Harvard: Karmel Choi, a clinical and research fellow at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health said about his study, “We saw a 26% decrease in odds for becoming depressed for each major increase in objectively measured physical activity … This increase in physical activity is what you might see on your activity tracker if you replaced 15 minutes of sitting with 15 minutes of running, or one hour of sitting with one hour of moderate activity like brisk walking.”

You can’t argue science, people! Or Elle Woods from Legally Blonde.

2. Exercise Helps Prevent Many Diseases

It’s hard. Working out is never easy and if it is, then you’re probably not pushing yourself hard enough. But investing in a gym membership might be saving you money down the road.

How so?

Well, regular exercise can lower your blood pressure, your cholesterol, and helps you maintain a healthy weight, thus giving you a better chance at avoiding heart disease, stroke, and even type 2 diabetes!

If that’s not enough of an incentive, let’s try this one …

Exercise is even known to prevent certain cancers. YES! CANCER!

According to Cancer.gov, the following is said to be true for someone who exercises regularly:

3. Exercise Improves Your Sleep

I know what you’re saying, “I’m too damn tired to workout. Let me be, woman!”

I GET IT!

But now, hear me out … make 30 minutes for yourself to do some kickboxing or a HIIT workout, and see how much better you sleep after that.

A better night’s sleep will give you more energy the next day, so you can get more tasks done … you know, like another workout. See what I did there?

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4. Exercise Can Improve Your Love Life

Hey there, sexy mama!

With increased physical activity, your confidence gets a boost. But there’s also science based hoopla to back it up (no pun intended.)

The increased production of testosterone in both men and women during exercise results in a hormonal response.

Why not come to an Impact Strong class and test out this theory for yourself?

5. Exercise Can Reduce Your Risk Of Cataracts

Crazy, I know! When you hear cataracts, you probably think of your grandma Edna wearing her post-surgery glasses, but I assure you that it can impact people of ALL ages.

According to a study conducted by The National Institutes of Health, “Moderate (walking) and vigorous (running) exercise were both significantly associated with lower cataract risk, and their effects similar. Cataract risk appears to decrease linearly with increasing exercise energy expenditure …

Basically, exercise can make you healthy. The end.

(Okay, not the end. It’s super important to get your exercise in, no matter what level of fitness you’re currently at, so that you can be healthier overall. Imagine if you start today, where you’ll be in 12 months?)

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Be like Betty White.

Be Lit.

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