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Why in the world do we even need to exercise? I mean, those darn school gym shorts are so bleepin’ ugly. Lots of reasons, actually, but here are just a few of the benefits:
- Exercise increases your metabolism so that you burn energy at a faster rate than if you didn’t exercise.
- Exercise reduces your appetite.
- Exercise helps you sleep better.
- Exercise stimulates the release of endorphins, chemicals that stimulate the pleasure centers in the brain.
- Exercise helps decrease depression and increase positive attitude.
- Exercise decreases the risk of lots of health problems, like heart trouble and even memory problems.
- Down the road, exercise helps prevent wrinkles and fosters more years of sexual functioning and pleasure. (We know: bad visual, but you’ll care when you’re there.)
They’re all very good reasons not only for your long-term health but, as you can see, for your short-term health, attitude, mood, and overall well-being.
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