Why Exercise?

There are plenty of scientific reasons why exercise is good for you, but I won’t bore you with those. Let me get straight to the juicy facts and tell you what you really want to know.

It has been a long kept secret that exercise enhances the three most important things in life – food, sex and sleep.

Food – Those who workout regularly know that food simply tastes better after some invigorating exercise. Regularly moving around increases your appetite and the hungrier you are, the better your food will taste. Also, since you just burned a ton of calories you will feel good about rewarding your body with a nutritious, delicious meal.

Sex – There are lots of science-y explanations for this one. Exercise increases blood flow and oxygen in the body, which makes most people feel sexier. But being fit usually means you enjoy being in your body and are more confident about the way you look, making it easier to unleash your inner Aphrodite.

Sleep – When you take the time to give your body the exercise it needs on a daily basis, not only will you fall asleep more easily, but you will enjoy a more restful, restorative sleep. Workouts damage muscle tissues (in a good way) and sleep is needed to repair them and build muscle.

If you don’t believe me, try it out for yourself! Get at least 20-30 min of exercise every day for two weeks and pay attention to how your experience of daily life changes. Hopefully, by the end of the two weeks you won’t be asking “why exercise?” but “why not exercise?!”



2 thoughts on “Why Exercise?

  1. One of the best books I’ve read on this topic, and that supports exactly what you are saying in this article, is Spark: The Revolutionary New Science of Exercise and the Brain.

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