Everyone knows the more obvious benefits of working out regularly: you can lose weight and keep it off, build muscle tone, and improve your overall health. However, there are many benefits that come from regular exercise of which not everyone is aware. Below, we have composed a list of unexpected health benefits that come with exercising regularly.

Regular exercise:

Reduces stress

Many people do not realize the powerful effect exercise can have on their mental health. One such way exercise helps you mentally is by easing your stress level. Exercises elevates concentrations of norepinephrine, a neurotransmitter in the brain that helps regulate your response to stress.

Improves memory

Exercise increases the production of cells in the part of your brain responsible for learning and memory: the hippocampus. Therefore, working out regularly improves your memory and helps you learn. If you are looking to improve your memory, add regular exercise into your schedule.

Increases productivity

If you are feeling unmotivated, a good workout could give you the boost you need to get stuff done. Research indicates that people who take time to exercise during the day are more productive and energetic than those who do not. Taking time at lunch to exercise is a great way to avoid that afternoon slump at work.

Facilitates creativity

If you are a creative type, you should prioritize exercise as an important part of your process. Studies show that a good workout can increase creativity for up to two hours afterward. So next time you need some inspiration, head outside for a hike, or to Spunk Fitness!

Prevents cognitive decline

Studies show that working out between the ages of 25 and 45 boosts the production of chemicals that support the hippocampus, helping prevent cognitive decline in the future. Making the choice to exercise today could prevent you from developing Alzheimer’s disease tomorrow.
Now that you know the many benefits of regular exercise, you have no excuse not to come into Spunk Fitness to enjoy them! Contact us today to discuss our gym membership.