Is your exercise regimen losing steam because you haven’t noticed any improvements, and you’re tired of waiting to see the “fruit” of your hard work? Maybe you’re looking in the wrong places! It turns out that exercise actually offers several immediate benefits. Here’s a closer look:
1. Glowing skin
Have you ever noticed that your complexion looks better when you exercise regularly? It’s not a coincidence. Exercise boosts blood flow, which is not only good for your body, but also benefits your skin. It’s simple science: Blood carries oxygen and nutrients to your skin cells while taking away waste products like free-radicals, which damage your skin.
A good workout is a great way to mitigate the physical toll stress takes on your body. Exercise can help you unwind physically by expending pent up nervous energy — and also emotionally by releasing endorphins, the feel-good hormones.
3. Mood Boost
And speaking of feel-good hormones, those endorphins you’re releasing when you get your heart rate up are also fantastic at making you happier.
4. Better, deeper sleep
An Italian study found that cardio exercise can improve your quality of sleep, helping you fall asleep faster, for longer, and with fewer interruptions. Aerobic exercise can also help you sleep more deeply, as it helps the body to release Human Growth Hormone (HGH), a complex protein in the brain that promotes growth and also repairs and restores the body during sleep.
5. Raise your self-esteem
According to a study in Norway, children who exercised regularly showed signs of improved self-esteem immediately after working out. What’s more, other research indicates that achieving a fitness goal, however small, positively impacts the way you view yourself.
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