People have plenty of different (and similar) reasons for working out. Most of their answers typically are in relation to why they love working out while they are actually doing it. Big ones include reducing the odds of developing heart disease, stroke, and diabetes. Maybe you want to lose weight, lower your blood pressure, prevent depression, or just look better. However, did you know that there are a lot of benefits of working out that happens after you are done working out too? Here are a few of those benefits.
4 Benefits of Working Out that Happen After You Workout
You will Think Better
Is brain fog something you deal with? Studies have shown that exercise can increase the size of the hippocampus. The hippocampus is associated with thinking, memory, and concentration. This does not include strength training, as that seems to have no effect on the size of the hippocampus. To keep brain fog at bay, try regular aerobic exercises and see if you notice a difference.
You are Better in Relationships
By choosing to work out, you are choosing to do something for yourself–self love. Whether it is to combat stress, give your body thanks or clear your mind for a bit, you are doing something for yourself. By reserving this time for yourself to become stronger, faster and happier, you can give more to people you care about.
You will Sleep Better
If you are someone that doesn’t sleep well, we suggest committing to a 30-day workout challenge. Working out daily can help you not only sleep better but sleep longer.
It is a Great Mood Booster
Don’t you just feel better after a great workout? Well, it isn’t just a placebo. Sure you can feel great because you took the time to do something for yourself, but biologically you feel better too. This is because working out boosts endorphins, and other feel-good chemicals within the brain, which enhances how you feel afterward.
After a workout, we also recommend thanking your body physically with BCAAs. We just launched our very own BCAAs, called RESCUE. Learn more here.
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