Exercise is clearly good for our bodies, but the benefits of a good workout go far beyond the physical.
Along with a lower resting heart rate, decreased disease risk, and improved endurance (plus much more), physical activity offers huge mental and psychological benefits.
Really, working out is the closest we’ve come to a wonder drug.
Here are a few of the research-backed mental benefits of exercise:
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