Exercise. The word evokes mixed emotions in many of us. More often than not, the thought of working out after a long day at the office is less than appealing. However, if you knew the positive aspects other than it’s “good for you,” would you feel differently?
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It helps beat depression.
Intense exercise increases neurotransmitter levels, which help the brain cells that regulate physical and emotional health communicate (depression results from deficiencies in that communication), according to a study. Turns out your favorite Zumba class can do wonders for maintaining your happiness on a downright cellular level.
It helps you sleep better.
Vigorous exercisers are almost twice as likely as non-exercisers to report “I had a good night’s sleep” every night, according to the National Sleep Foundation. They’re also the least likely to report sleep problems. More than two-thirds of vigorous exercisers say they rarely had insomnia symptoms such as difficulty falling asleep and staying asleep.
It boosts your memory.
Some background: A part of your brain called the hippocampus is involved in verbal memory and is very sensitive to aging damage. But a study showed that aerobic exercise like brisk walking two hours a week seemed to slow the shrinkage of the hippocampus and maintain its volume in elderly women with self-reported mild memory issues. Simple lifestyle tweaks like parking at the back of the parking lot or getting off your bus one stop early can help you reap memory benefits.
It helps you quit bad habits – for good.
Exercise can reduce anxiety sensitivity and depressive symptoms, doubling the chances of quitting smoking. In a study conducted at The University of Texas at Austin, participants who exercised for 25 minutes (with 77 to 88 percent of maximum heart rate) three times a week were more than twice as likely to break the habit after six months as those who didn’t exercise.
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Written by Yelena Shuster