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Exercising – More benefits than just losing weight

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When losing weight isn’t a motivator for you any more in order to continue your training program, you could probably need some pep-talk. Here are some motivating facts that will get you focused again and help you continue exercising on a regular basis.

Exercise stimulates Endorphins

Exercise stimulates the release of endorphins, chemicals produced in the brain. Endorphins have many positive effects on your body like relieving pain, enhancing your immune system and reducing stress. Endorphins can also help delaying the aging process and may have an anti-depressing effect. Endorphins also have a positive affect on moods like anger, tension and fatigue. When the endorphin rush kicks in varies from person to person, but you should feel it within 10 to 30 minutes of exercising. A tips: you may even get a natural endorphin production from meditation, deep breathing, acupuncture, massage and spicy food.

Exercising is good for stress, thoughts and emotions

Exercising has a distractive affect on your mind. By training you become distracted from your stressful and negative thoughts.

Exercising also has a cognitive affect on your mind since it generates positive thoughts and emotions.

Another benefit with exercising is that it gets you socially interacted with people. You get to know new people who are interested in the same type of exercise.

Exercising is good for memory and learning ability

Exercising also has a positive affect on your memory and learning ability. Don’t overdo your training though. According to studies from “The Salgrenska Academy in Sweden“, you must give your body the time to rest in order for positive affects to occur on your memory and learning ability. Always listen to your body.

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