The 9 Best Reasons to Work Out
4 Exercise prevents cancer
A recent study done in Finland showed that jogging is more effective than other leisure activities, such as walking, in preventing cancer.This was after accounting for cigarette smoking, fiber and fat intake, age, and other health related variables. Men who jogged or otherwise exercised intensely for at least thirty minutes a day had a 50% reduction in the risk of dying prematurely from cancer.
5. You’ll Sleep Better
If you ever have trouble falling asleep at night, the National Sleep Foundation says at regular exercise can help you sleep better. The best time to work out is in the morning or the afternoon, rather than before bed—if you exercise too closely to bedtime, it can actually have the opposite effect! Luckily, there are other good ways to fill up that pre-bed relaxation time.