Knowing that you’re gonna feel better when you’re old ain’t
always enough to get you in the gym. Here are five benefits you’ll see right
this second. Print this list and tape it up as a reminder to eat right and
squeeze in those workouts!
Crystal clear skin
Studies show that increased circulation is fab for your
complexion. As long as you wash your face post-workout, exercising is a great
way to get rid of zits.
Exercise is a proven cramp cure. Get your heart goin’ a few
times a week and say see ya to super-painful periods. Even if you feel less
than stellar, try to find a few exercises you can do, like walking your pooch.
A half-hour workout daily leads to upped grades
(particularly in math) and better organization (goodbye, locker pit). Don’t
ditch studying for a run, but a brain-boosting circuit makes a fab study break.
Fewer icky colds
A daily, moderate dose of movement (20 to 30 minutes) ups
your immune system. You’ll be less likely to catch the sniffles and have an
easier time warding off stress.
Stayin’ out of trouble
A study found that teens who exercise were less likely to
take part in risky behaviors like smoking, doing drugs or riding in a car
without seatbelts. And staying on your ‘rents’ good side never hurts, either.
BY BRITTANY TAYLOR ON 1/28/2012 12:00:00 AM
POSTED IN health, mind/motivation, healthy you program