Why do you exercise? Among some of the most common reasons are weight loss, stress reduction, and increased social connectedness. These are certainly excellent reason to exercise, however this New York Times article highlights some exciting reasons found in the most current research. A few of the exercise benefits listed are:
- Significantly reduced risk of premature death
- Reduced medical care expenses related to heart disease
- Reduced cancer risk
- Increased neurogenesis
These are just some of the benefits discussed, if you want to read more, check out the article yourself!