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7 Invisible Ways Exercise Improves Your Life

Benefits of Exercise

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  • Changes to your physical appearance are only one reason to exercise; there are many more benefits that you can’t see
  • Among the "invisible" benefits of exercise are improvements to anxiety, immune function, sleep, brain health, PMS symptoms, sexual health, and body image
  • Exercise has been called "the best preventive drug" for many common ailments, from psychiatric disorders to heart disease, diabetes, and cancer
  • Exercise also slows down the rate of aging itself, providing perhaps the closest example of a real life fountain of youth as we will ever find
  • You’ll want to strive for a varied and well-rounded fitness program that incorporates high-intensity interval training (HIIT), strength training, stretching, core work and “intermittent movement” during work hours to counteract the ill effects of prolonged sitting

By Dr. Mercola

Many people gravitate toward exercise because it can bring on welcome changes to your physical appearance – weight loss, firmer muscles, more toned legs, and less body fat, for instance.


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