Being active is shown to have a number of additional benefits other than just losing weight.
U.S. (WiredPRNews.com) – According to an American College of Sports Medicine report, individuals are 70 percent more likely to stick to their fitness regimen long-term by having the right motivation. As reported by Prevention.com, focusing on weight loss alone may decrease one’s chances for success at maintaining their fitness routine. However, there are reportedly numerous benefits of exercise that may help individuals stay motivated.
As noted in the report, benefits of exercise in addition to weight loss include:
• Increased work productivity – Researchers found that exercise can help individuals increase their work productivity and enhance their interaction with co-workers.
• Pain alleviation – Exercise reportedly releases endorphins as well as alleviates stiffness and pain according to a recent study.
• Immune system boost – Exercise can help the body fight off germs according to a University of Washington study.
• Improved sleep – Exercise may reportedly also improve the quality of one’s sleep.
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