Updated: Apr 10
If you need some convincing to start your exercise regimen, look no further! I have compiled a list of 5 benefits to working out. This should definitely shift you into gear!
Can exercise increase my sex life?
Didn't think this would be on the list? Surprise! Exercise has been proven to decrease the chance of erectile dysfunction as it acts as a natural viagra.
People who exercise have greater sexual satisfaction than those who don't. It's not just the men though!
Ladies also show greater signs of sexual arousal, desire and satisfaction with as little as 20 minutes of cycling!
How does exercise affect my sleep?
After all of that fun you'll want to sleep, right? 30 minutes of exercise can have vastly positive effects on your quality and quantity of sleep.
Research suggests that even 5 minutes of exercise can release anti-anxiety responses within the body. Who wouldn't want to feel at ease?
Does exercise help me lose weight?
It's no secret that exercise helps you lose weight. If you eat too many calories, you'll gain weight.
However, if you burn off those extra calories and fall into a caloric deficit, you'll begin to lose weight.
25 minutes of intense exercise is enough to burn 300 calories! That's equal to a generous (100g) serving of Ben & Jerry's ice cream!
Do I have a lower risk of disease if I exercise?
Possibly the most beneficial aspect of exercise is the reduced risk of health issues. Here are a few examples:
Up to 35% lower risk of coronary heart disease and stroke
Up to 50% lower risk of type 2 diabetes
Up to 50% lower risk of colon cancer
Up to 20% lower risk of breast cancer
A 30% lower risk of early death...
This should shift you right into gear, gimmie 20!
Increase strength and endurance and physical appearance
Who could forget the obvious benefit to working out? Looking damn fine! Not only will you look sexy, but you'll also feel stronger and be able to go for longer, hint.
Jokes aside, exercise is a serious benefit to your lifestyle and shouldn't be overlooked. I know I haven't looked back since the beginning and we think you won't too. Get started today!