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5 More Reasons to Exercise

Yesterday I gave you five reasons to exercise. Aside from boosting brain power, melting away stress, and enhancing your love life, here are five more reasons to make exercise a daily habit.

  1. Regular exercise reduces your risk of health conditions such as diabetes, heart disease, osteoporosis, arthritis, breast cancer, hypertension, and high cholesterol. It also boosts your immune system, so making time for your morning jog can help prevent getting sick.
  2. Exercise strengthens your heart, which is the most important muscle in your body.
  3. Working out allows you to eat more and indulge. If you burn 300 calories at the gym, you'll feel better about splurging on some ice cream after dinner. Also, one pound of muscle burns 50 calories a day, as compared to one pound of fat which burns only two calories.

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  1. Exercise helps you sleep. Moderate cardio exercise has a calming affect on anxiety and improves sleep quality, both in the amount of time it takes to fall asleep and total sleep time.
  2. Exercise boosts your overall performance. Being fit and strong will help you with everyday activities like running to catch a bus, carrying heavy bags of groceries, and bending down to tie your shoes. It will also make fun, active things easier like playing beach volleyball with friends or going for a hike.

There really are a lot of reasons to work out out, so tell me, what's your number one reason?


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lifeloveandlattes lifeloveandlattes 8 years
Nice reminders.
sham28 sham28 8 years
REALLY?? I need new and interesting reasons.
blondie829 blondie829 8 years
I exercise to lose weight at the moment. But all these other benefits make me feel great about it! I've lost 10 pounds so far and definitely notice a difference in my sleep habits and I feel great! Makes it so much easier to keep my motivation levels high.
zeppelinrules zeppelinrules 8 years
I love the energy I have now that I'm exercising daily! I'm also losing weight and sleeping better. Plus I'm just happier overall :D
miss-malone miss-malone 8 years
More good reasons! I exercise because it makes me feel great... and look great, too ;)
La-Heidi La-Heidi 8 years
i mainly go trotting and my reason is that it gets rid of my thigh fat and that i feel soooo relieved afterwards
Spectra Spectra 8 years
I work out for all of those reasons, but my number one reason is so that I can eat a little more without guilt. I still try to eat healthy, but I feel better about letting myself have a treat when I've put in a good workout that day. Also, I definitely think it helps me in my everyday life...I love it that if it's raining outside, I can sprint from my car in the Walmart parking lot to the door and not be out of breath as I'm walking in the door.
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