6 benefits of working out that don’t include getting abs

Apart from getting the perfect bikini body or a complete set of 6 perfectly chiseled abs, working out regularly and just generally keeping fit has a tone of both physical and emotional benefits, that have probably never crossed your mind, so we’ve run through them for you.

  1. It helps with depression and anxiety, working out has been proven to be a very effective mood booster, as it releases endorphins which creates feelings of happiness.
  2. You sleep better, which might not seem like a big deal but getting adequate sleep does wonders for you health-wise.
  3. Exercising strengthens not just your heart, but your immune system, making you less susceptible to infections and diseases than you would have been without it.
  4. Exercising releases endorphins which help you get all pumped, and also help with clearing your mind for sharper and faster thinking.
  5. It reduces stress, and alleviates anxiety. Working up sweat after a particularly stressful day helps you cope.
  6. Someone dealing with a drug addiction should exercise more.
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