Uhhh! Aahh! Oh! The three magical words we all hear at the gym! Now the main reason people go to the gym, of course, is for health reasons. People either want to lose a few pounds or they want to bulk up and build muscles. But there’s more to gyming than that – benefits that are other than health. So wear those vests and jogger pants because this list will definitely motivate you to head to the gym!
- Boost’s brainpower
Studies suggest that a tough workout increase levels of a brain-derived protein in the body, believed to help with decision making, higher thinking, and learning. Cardio exercises can create new brain cells and can improve overall brain performance! And you thought only reading can boost your brainpower?
On a very basic level, physical fitness can boost self-esteem and improve positive self-image. Regardless of weight, size, gender, or age, exercise can quickly lift a person's perception of attractiveness that is self-worth! And if you’ve got the self-love, then self-confidence will come to you, naturally!
- Increase relaxation
A long run on the treadmill or weight sessions at the gym can be equivalent to a sleeping pill, even for people with insomnia. Gyming for around five to six hours before bedtime raises the body’s core temperature. When the body temperature drops back to normal a few hours later, it signals the body that it’s time to sleep. No need for any sleep gadgets when you’ve got the gym!
- Alleviate anxiety
This one’s a surprise! The warm and fuzzy chemicals that are released during and after exercise can help people with anxiety disorders to calm down. Running on the treadmill for a moderate time to high intensity aerobic exercise can reduce anxiety sensitivity!
- Prevents cognitive decline
As we get older our brains get a little hazy. Diseases like Alzheimer’s kill off brain cells, losing many important brain functions in the process. While gyming and a healthy diet can’t cure Alzheimer’s, they can help the brain against cognitive decline that begins after the age of 45. Gyming, especially between the ages of 25 to 45, boosts the chemicals in the brain that support and prevent degeneration of the hippocampus (an important part of the brain for memory and learning)! Phew, this is a lot to remember, but you can thank us later!
- Reduces stress
Had a rough day? Head to the gym! One of the most common mental benefits of exercise is stress relief. Working up a sweat can help manage physical and mental stress. Exercise also increases the concentration of norepinephrine (a chemical that can moderate the brain’s response to stress). So go ahead, sweat out your stress!
- Help control addiction
Short gym sessions can effectively distract drug or alcohol addicts, making them de-prioritize cravings. Alcohol and drug use disrupts many body processes, including physical, mental and behavioral patterns! As a result, drug addicts and alcoholics cannot fall asleep without drug use or drinking, respectively. Gyming can help reboot the body clock, helping people control addiction and fall asleep. You’ve got a rehab center right across the street! It’s called a gym!
So, what are you waiting for? Suit up and off to the gym!
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