Do you hate exercising? Have you ever wondered what that workout does for you? Is it ever worth all the sweat? You always hear people say you need to exercise for at least 30 minutes a day, but is that even true? What happens when you work up a sweat? Have you heard that 30 minutes of a workout will add 3 hours to your life? Let’s look at the potential benefits of exercising.
What does no exercise do?
Exercising gets your body moving. This point is obvious: exercising makes your heart start pumping. That is a good thing! If you lie dormant and become a couch potato, your heart will have a hard time pumping blood. You’ll also find yourself having a difficult time breathing because your lungs give your inactive muscles air. As you continue to be lethargic, your muscles require more air, and your oxygen gets directed to your needy muscles. If you continue to avoid exercise, your waistline can expand, and your cheeks might get a little puffy.
Exercise and your brain
When you move your body, the exercise activates your neurotransmitters, which tell your brain to release dopamine (the happy hormone). This biological reaction is why people always recommend exercising when you feel kind of down. The positive effect dopamine has on the brain can be addictive, so you subconsciously crave it. This association with the feel-good hormone and how you acquire it go hand in hand. What this means is that you work out to feel better. You like feeling better, and you keep working out to feel better. It’s a win-win for everyone.
Exercise and your physique
Your physique may be predetermined based on your DNA, but you can help shape it! You may have heard the saying, you are what you eat. That saying is true. If you eat burgers and fries every meal, you may find yourself buying larger and larger pants. What you put into your workout schedule is what you’ll get in your waistline. Like all things, the more you do them, the better you get at them.
The fact of the matter is that exercise is vital for your health. Not only is it meaningful to yourself, but it is also meaningful to your family. Make sure you plan to be there for your family. Lack of exercise can leave you open to a heart attack, developing diabetes, and more. It may not be fun, but you can’t deny that you want to stick around to enjoy life. In closing, what does exercise do for you? Well, everything!
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