The Benefits of Being Active

Why be active? Many people have various motives for working out. Some people want to lose weight, others wish to free their mind, and the majority of people who are regularly active do it for pure pleasure.

If you are struggling to discover a reason to get up and exercise, here are a few of the countless benefits of living an active life.

Improves mood:

Yes, there is such a thing as a “runners high” as a result from shifting into high intensity mode and including sprint bursts through interval training. After a hard workout, your body will feel more relaxed and happier due to various brain chemicals.

Enhances learning:

Exercise escalates the level of brain chemicals called growth factors. They help us learn by producing new brain cells and creating new connections between preexisting ones. Our brains are like muscles, you have to stress them to get them to grow, so complicated activities such as dance or tennis tends to improve our capacity to learn by enhancing our concentration and attention skills.

Controls Weight:

Exercise is a key factor in weight loss because engaging in physical activity easily burns calories, even after your workout is done, your body continues to burn calories. It also lowers levels of cortisol, a hormone that associated to ab fat, and boosts your metabolism. According to a study in the Journal Obesity, people who exercise and diet are usually less hungry than those who only diet.

Long Term Rewards:

Regular exercise helps prevent numerous diseases by keeping your body strong and healthy so it can fight off infection. For instance, The Alzheimer’s Research Center states exercise as one of the best weapons against the disorder because it protects the hippocampus, which governs memory and spatial navigation.

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