Less Stress: Exercise releases cortisol- the stress hormone. Too much cortisol can lead to insulin resistance which causes your body to store fat and crave sugar i.e. carbs and comfort foods.
Brain Health: Exercise improves memory, learning, and concentration.
Reduced Risk of Chronic Disease: It protects your heart and reduces risk of heart attacks and stroke. It reduces inflammation (the cause of almost every disease of aging). And it balances your hormones, reducing your risk of certain cancers.
Enhanced Detoxification: It helps your body to reduce toxins through your skin. Sweating keeps your body circulating and flushing out all the toxic fluids that build up in our lymphatic system.
Improved Sexual Function: Increased circulation and more energy to boost your sex life!
Mood Booster: Detoxing, releasing hormones, having better brain funcion- ALL of the benefits listed about play a huge role in your mood and mental health.
Think about how many aspects of our health would improve if we saw exercise as MORE than just a leisurely activity and instead as PREVENTATIVE HEALTHCARE.
3 hours of exercise a week!! What is worth to you?