Most people want to work out more for what they see in the mirror – the physical change they see in their bodies. But beautiful and glorious things also happen in the inside. Here are 5 awesome reasons as to why workouts can lead to a healthier and happier you!
1. Better Sleep
Studies conducted by National Sleep Foundation shows that 67% of people doing regular exercise and incorporating movement in their daily routine say they achieve that good night’s sleep. It has something to do with your body excreting melatonin, the happy hormones during exercise. National Sleep Foundation also recommends regular exercise to those suffering from chronic insomnia, the most common sleep disorder among adults.
2. Alleviates Anxiety and Depression
Going to the gym or continuously taking daily walks around may help you fight off depression.
Studies done by Science journal Psychosomatic Medicine shows that even 30 minutes of exercise was sufficient to alleviate bouts of depression and as effective as medication.
Exact reasons were not pointed out but researchers believe that it has something to do with the person being distracted from negative thoughts to balancing key neurotransmitters such as serotonin. It also fights of anxiety disorder as it has the same reaction with depression.
3. Helps Ease Off Killer Cramps
The agony of period pain is something women had to endure every month.
But with adding workouts to your daily routine it prevents you from popping more pain meds or sticking one of those heat patches! Working out releases those happy endorphins and it acts as natural pain killers!
4. Gives Memory Boosts
Do you have a presentation coming up? Or doing a class performance?
You might want to hit the gym or do a workout! Studies show that a single session of a workout results in higher blood levels of hormones that's associated with stronger memory!
5. Makes you more confident
Knowing that your body is capable of achieving physical feats and experiencing your physical strength and abilities - these give you a boost in self-confidence. A kind of like power that conquers your mind and influences all other areas of your life! It improves your self-esteem, self-acceptance, self-efficacy and self-love!