Want to feel better, have more energy and even add years to your life? Just exercise! While making your heart, muscles, and immune system stronger, a fit lifestyle can also improve your mental and emotional health. Here are 4 ways exercise can improve your quality of life.
Researchers shows there is a strong link between regular exercise and improved emotional health. Exercise causes the release of mood lifting hormones, relieves stress and encourages a state of well being. The muscle contractions that occur in most types of exercise can increase levels of the serotonin, which defeats negative feelings.
Improves Sex Life
Moderate aerobic exercise can benefit both libido and performance. Studies have found that exercising 30 minutes a day make men 40% less likely to experience erectile dysfunction. In women, 20 minutes of cycling boosts women’s sexual arousal by 170%!
Physical exercise boosts blood flow to the brain, which helps increase brain functions. It also encourages good lung health and keeps peoples memories and mental acuity strong as they age. Aerobic exercises, in particular, improve cognitive function.
Aerobic exercise helps you fall asleep faster, improves REM sleep, and wakes you less during the night. Exercise is the only way for adults to increase the amount of sleep they get.
Exercise does much more than only keep you slim it also keeps you sane and your life on track. If you’re in stuck in a rut and haven’t been exercising it’s never to late it start and could help you turn things around.