We all know that exercise helps with weight-loss. But what else is it good for? Turns out – a whole host of things.
If you often find yourself half asleep or lagging by the time the afternoon hits – try exercising. We still don’t know 100% what it is about exercise that causes this, but it seems to be true. One study found that subjects experienced reduced fatigue after six weeks of consistent exercise!
You might not naturally think that exercise is the key to your sleep – but it just might be. Exercise puts your body to work – resulting in the body losing a lot of energy. As a way of recuperating, the body takes to resting, hence better sleep!
Faster heart rate, better blood flow to the brain, more oxygen to the brain – which leads to better brain performance. Not bad huh? It’s also rumoured to help the hippocampus, which is vital for memory and learning.
Want to feel happier? Workout more. That thing Elle Woods says in Legally Blonde is true – exercise releases endorphins and endorphins make you happy. Studies have shown that people suffering from depression feel significantly better after consistent exercise.
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