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The 3 top reasons most people begin an exercise routine are to lose weight, build muscle and look good. But there are other reasons to exercise regularly too. Whether you are young or old, a regular exercise routine can also provide you with relief from stress. Get into a new exercise routine to:
- Improve self-confidence
- Alleviate anxiety
- Reduce effects of stress
Studies show that self-esteem is boosted when you are physically fit. With regular exercise, your self-image improves and you start feeling better.
It’s been shown that both depression and anxiety are relieved or lessened by regular exercise. Exercise boosts “feel good” chemicals like endorphins and neurotransmitters.
Reduces Effects of Stress
Had a rough day at work? Hitting the gym after work, either at a membership site or a home gym, for a quick workout helps your body release all the negative emotions cluttering your mind and body. One of the best benefits of exercise is that it’s a healthy way release excessive stress.
30 Minutes a Day
A 30-minute workout session each day, either before or after work is a great way to start an exercise routine. Make sure to choose activities you enjoy or set up a home gym to keep you motivated. If you see your exercise equipment everyday, it will remind you to get a quick workout in before you head out the door.