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Top 5 Reasons You Should Workout Today

June 17, 2016

You’ve been told a million times that exercise is good for you, and it’s true—but it’s good for a lot more than just losing weight or building muscle. Here are 5 other benefits you’ll see from daily exercise.

brain

  1. You’ll Improve Your MemoryEver feel like you think a bit more clearly after a good workout? Not only is your brain getting more energy and oxygen, but many studies have shown that exercise can boost your memory and help you learn better too.

boost confidence

  1. You’ll Boost Your ConfidenceObviously, exercise can improve your appearance which can improve confidence, but there’s more to it than that. Exercise can also help you feel more accomplished. Even if you don’t see immediate results in your body, that effort will make you feel better—and a bit of confidence can go a long way!

less stress

  1. You’ll De-StressWe all have stress in our lives, whether it’s the occasional rough day or a more serious, chronic problem. Stress can really wreak havoc with your mind, but studies have shown that exercise is a great way to combat it. Not only are those endorphins natural stress-fighters, but getting yourself into that exercise groove helps get your mind off the things stressing you out.

sleep better

  1. You’ll Sleep BetterIf you ever have trouble falling asleep at night, the National Sleep Foundation says that regular exercise can help you sleep better. The best time to work out is in the morning or the afternoon, rather than before bed—if you exercise too closely to bedtime, it can actually have the opposite effect.

sick less

  1. You’ll Get Sick Less Often- Nobody likes getting sick, and exercise can help. A recent study found that people who exercised regularly were half as likely to get a cold than people who didn’t—which is odds I’d gladly take!

 

Try these office workouts today for strong legs and glutes -all from your desk!

invisible chair

Exercise: The Invisible chair

Situation: On the phone

Exercises: Legs

The Invisible chair is a killer leg exercise for when you are on the phone. Find an open wall to sit against. Try to get as close to sitting in a 90° angle as possible and keep sitting for as long as you can. It might also be a good idea to split this workout into a couple of sets.

office squat

Exercise: Office squat

Situation: At a desk

Exercises: Legs

You probably know that it’s good to alternate between sitting down and standing up at your desk, but this exercise takes it one step further. If you have a desk which you can control the height of you should keep it at a quite low height. Push away your chair and work for a while in a squatted position. You will get a good static workout of your legs.

 

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