5 Instant Benefits to Exercise

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The following are 5 instant benefits to exercising:

Boost Productivity & Brain power

  • a. Clinical Neurophysiology published research: 20 min of moderate exercise immediately increases attention and cognitive ability.
  • Amplified Focus lasts up to an hour

Make Healthy Connections

  • a. Having strong social ties can pay off in significant health benefits (like lower blood pressure, fewer colds, and lower rates of mental illness, suicide, and alcoholism)
  • A recent study found that those who work out are perceived by others to be more friendly, outgoing, personable, kind, and even more attractive than those who don’t.

Glowing Skin

  • Increased heart rate = increased blood flow that circulates to the surface of your skin = Glowing and Hydrated

Have hotter Sex

  • A study published in The Journal of Sexual Medicine found that women who completed a 20-minute treadmill run…Increased blood flow = increased physical arousal
  • Only lasts 30 minutes

Get Better Sleep

  • 2011 study, Engaging in moderately intense exercise for a total of 150 minutes a week (that’s 30 minutes a day, five days a week) = fall asleep faster and less fatigue during daylight hours.
  • Lowers stress and anxiety allowing for more peaceful sleep. Note: late night physical activity may hurt quality of sleep.

Yours in Wellness,

Dr. Justin Schallmann, DC

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About Justin Schallmann

Justin Schallmann is the Owner and Founder of Back In Balance Chiropractic, a NUCCA chiropractic center in Redmond, WA. He is also the sole author of this Chiropractic blog. You can follow him on Twitter @redmondchiro and on Google+.

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