You have to spend money to make money. Similarly, expending a bit of energy through regular exercise increases energy levels, focus and productivity throughout the day. While working out may be the last thing any of us want to do when we’re zapped, 90% of studies conclude that sedentary people who started exercising regularly substantially reduced fatigue.* Those of us who workout regularly too can also immediately cash in on the energizing effects of exercise. Having an “off” day? PMSing? Go for a run, walk, or hike. Cardio increases circulation sending blood flowing with energizing oxygen and nutrients to your whole tired body and brain. Let’s not forget the endorphin kick. Since endorphins are naturally produced by your body, they’re the best (and most legal way) to achieve a natural high. Endorphins can be 18-500 times as powerful as any man-made analgesic pain reliever. In addition to relieving pain, clearing your path for activity, endorphins also enhance the immune system, reduce stress, and postpone the aging process! Because endorphins can also improve our ability to control cravings for chocolate and addictive substances and reduce symptoms associated with eating disorders, exercise is an increasingly useful outlet for those coping with addiction. **
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