Working out helps you have a fit and healthy body right? Well, that’s true but apparently, that’s not all exercising can do to your body. Here are some of the things you wouldn’t expect exercising results to.
1. Helps You Hold It
Waking up in the middle of the night numerous times to pee isn’t only annoying but disturbs your circadian rhythm. But if you work out at least twice or thrice a week it lowers the risk of nocturia because men are less likely to develop enlarged prostate and women becomes less susceptible to UTI which both conditions causes nocturia.
2. Irritates Your Nipples
Running or any activity that makes you move around a lot makes your nipples rub against your clothes which then irritates it. This is why it’s best to wear tight fitting workout clothes to avoid it instead of loose fitting ones. For women, wearing sports bra helps with it too.
3. Fight Wrinkles
Granted that wrinkles come with aging, but a recent study has found people who start exercising later in life can reverse facial wrinkles, crow’s feet, and areas of sagging skin. That’s because the men and women who exercised frequently had thinner, healthier stratum corneum, and thicker dermis layers in their skin.
4. Makes You Crave Booze
Yes, working out makes you thirsty, but not just for water. After working out, some people find themselves wanting a drink or two. Why? Because exercising boost your mood which triggers the desire to be more social where alcohol is often involved when that happens. It’s not that people who exercise drink more; it's that people generally drink more on days they’re physically active, which tends to be when the "social weekend" kicks off: Thursday through Sunday.
5. But Also Reverses Alcohol Damage
You don’t have to be too wary about craving booze all the time because if you maintain an active lifestyle, it reverses the damaging effects of alcohol. Getting your heart rate up every day is what experts assume the reason why exercising prevent and repair damaged white matter, which controls learning, cognition, and communication. Just remember that you shouldn’t use this as an excuse to drink every day, moderation is still the key.
6. Boost Brain Power
Working out not only boost your physical health, it also improves your mental health. How? Because it increases oxygen flow to the brain, which reduces brain-bound free radicals resulting to improved cognitive skills. The more you exercise in your youth, the better your brain will function in the future. Young adults with a higher cardiovascular fitness level performed better on cognitive tests given 25 years later compared to their less-fit counterparts, a 2014 study published in Neurology found.
7. Prevents Seasonal Depression
Your body’s chemistry gets balanced out as well when you get a chiropractic adjustment, combine that with working out which releases body chemicals called endorphins and you become less prone to seasonal depression. It improves your hormone balance by decreasing bad hormones and increasing good hormones. As a result, you are more likely to be happier since your body becomes calmer.
8. Eases Asthma
You’d think that being tired from exercising can cause asthma because you become so tired and out of breath especially during intense training. However, since exercising forces you to breathe deeper, your heart and lungs get maximum oxygen which helps strengthen them.
9. Balances Your Gut
If you’re prone to constipation, or any related digestive problems, try increasing your physical activity. You’ll see that your gut won’t bother as much. That’s because being active increases your gut bacteria diversity. This means there’s just as many good bacteria as bad bacteria, as a result your digestive system works properly.
10. Propels Your Career
How does training affect your career? It seems like there’s no connection between the two. However, working out boost your immune system and lessen back pain. This means you’re less likely to get sick and miss work which results to more time at the office than at home recuperating from an illness. We all know that being sick all the time affects your performance and attendance which isn’t very good at work.