11 ways exercise will improve your health

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It’s long been recognized that exercise is an essential element in anyone’s plan for optimal health. Now more than ever, scientific evidence shows that a sedentary lifestyle is a contributor to a whole host of health problems too numerous to list here. While some people thrive on exercise and crave that “runner’s high” they experience, others despise exercise and find it extremely difficult to start and maintain an exercise regimen. New discoveries are being made constantly, and some even suggest that even as little as three or four minutes per day of high-intensity exercise may improve health measurably. Here are just a few ways that regular exercise can change your health and well-being for the better.

1. Work smarter

Feeling foggy and lethargic at work certainly decreases your productivity and also makes you feel less enthusiastic about your work. A study conducted by the University of Bristol in the United Kingdom found that workers who took time out for exercise during the workday were able to get more accomplished, think more clearly, and better interact with their co-workers. Not every employer offers fitness facilities, but even a brisk walk during part of your lunch or break time can make a real difference.

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