5 Ways Exercise Benefits More Than Your Body

It’s no secret that exercise is good for you. But turns out that it might actually be the best medicine. More and more research is proving that exercise not only benefits your body in the more obvious ways, it can also works it’s magic in ways that you won’t immediately notice – it can do wonders for your skin, slow the aging process and even make you happier, as reported by Time magazine. Sure there’s no fountain of youth, but there is exercise. And that’s pretty much the same thing!

We know your fitness game is probably already pretty strong, so let’s call this extra motivation for when a case of the lazies strikes and won’t let go.

It boosts brain power

Regular exercise has been linked to better memory and quicker learning. In fact, a number of studies have shown that exercise is the best way to prevent or delay the onset of Alzheimer’s disease.

It makes you happier

Walking, cycling, running, yoga – exercises of all types have been shown to make people feel better and alleviate symptoms of depression. How? Exercise triggers the release of feel-good chemicals in the brain which lightens mood and relieves stress.

It helps you live longer

It’s true! Moderate to intense exercise has been shown to slow down the aging of cells, which can lengthen life span by as much as five years!

It makes your skin glow

Think of it as a mini facial! High-intensity exercise gets your blood flowing, delivering oxygen and nutrients to the skin, and improving the health of your skin and giving you a natural glow.

It helps burn fat

This is an obvious benefit, but nonetheless a significant one. Consistent aerobic exercise makes the body better at burning fat. The cardiovascular system gets stronger and better at delivering oxygen, which makes it easier for our body to use fat as an energy source.

There you have it! Now, who’s up for a run?