5 Instant Benefits to Exercise

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


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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