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Monday 11 July 2011

Exercise…the Happy :) Drug

Waking up today feeling a little blue gave me a reminder of the importance of exercise…it’s not only good for the body, but excellent for the mind as well.

If you’ve ever procrastinated going for a run or to the gym, dragged yourself there and after you’re done wondered what the initial fuss was all about? Feeling good you go on about your day forgetting how you felt prior to the workout?

Well, that my friends is called the Happy Drug Boost When you exercise, you increase your seratonin, which is the hormone in your body that is responsible for making you happy…and exercise does that! Along with making you happy, it is an amazing way to combat other physical changes within our body…read on!

Exercise affects our body in these amazing ways:

Increases the Seratonin levels in our body making us ‘happy’!
Increases our metabolism, which means we are burning calories at a faster rate
Helps to prevent cardio-vascular diseases, high blood pressure and osteoporosis
Increase your energy by increasing the oxygen level in your blood
Better sleep…your body is ready to when the lights go down!
Better sex life…it is true! Women are more aroused, and men suffer less erectile disfunction when both partners are physically active!
It’s FUN!!

So before you skip a workout because you ‘don’t feel like it’, think of all the things you are ACTUALLY skipping! Working out is more than ‘good for your body’, it is truly the one thing that can change the course of your entire day! So get out there and enjoy some physical activity!

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