3 Unexpected Benefits of Regular Exercise

November 20, 2017

By now, most of us know that regular exercise comes with a wide variety of benefits. Staying motivated to work out regularly is easier when you know why you’re doing it, so if you ever feel like slacking on your routine, remember all the reasons you started in the first place!

If you haven’t exercised in a while and you’re nervous to get started with a regular routine, have no fear. Adding some movement to your life doesn’t have to be scary, and you can take it as slow as you need to feel comfortable.

Most of us know that daily exercise can contribute to higher energy levels, improved cardio endurance and a tighter behind, but the benefits don’t stop there. Here are 3 more reasons to keep up with your regular workout routine:

1. Better thinking skills. A 2017 study from the British Journal of Sports Medicine found that physical exercise may improve thinking skills in adults aged 50 or older. Aerobic exercise and resistance training had the largest benefits on study participant’s memories, planning skills and time management.

2. Reduced arthritic pain. Research has shown that as little as 45 minutes of exercise a week can improve arthritis symptoms, so you won’t have to reach for any unattainable exercise goals to see the benefits of reduced chronic pain.

3. Reduced risk of injury. Regular strength training combined with stretching will help to keep your muscles long, supple and mobile. This makes everyday activities like carrying groceries, going up stairs and lifting heavy boxes much more manageable. Your risk of injury will be greatly reduced, and you’ll be able to move more freely without pain.

Classes at Generate cover all the most important components of exercise like aerobics, stretching, strength training and more. Come to Hoist, Barre, Pilates or any other class to get started! Check out our schedule on our website for more details.