7 Amazing Things That Happen When You Work Out Regularly

by Estelle Low
FITNESS  |  November 01, 2017
  • Exercise is truly your happy pill
    1 / 8 Exercise is truly your happy pill

    Let’s face it – we all have days when we’d very much rather bum around than work our butts off doing squats and mountain climbers. But when you actually get around doing some exercise – any kind, from running to bodyweight moves – the after-effects are tremendously good.

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  • You feel empowered
    2 / 8 You feel empowered

    Going through a tough workout – whether it’s doing more reps or holding poses for longer than usual – produces feel-good endorphins, making you feel like you have more control over your life. And when you do, you’ll want to run the world, like Beyonce.

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  • You feel more confident
    3 / 8 You feel more confident

    Exercise, especially the high-intensity sort like running or HIIT, puts your body under stress. A positive sort, of course. And once you overcome that stress (you definitely will!), all your life problems suddenly seem less significant, and more conquerable.

    (Also read: Need Motivation to Exercise? Use This Simple Trick)

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  • You'll want to spread the love
    4 / 8 You'll want to spread the love

    After experiencing the post-workout high, you might be tempted to upload a sweatfie (sweaty selfie) on social media. And preach about the goodness of exercise. Go ahead, spread the word.

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  • You'll be more eager to try new sports
    5 / 8 You'll be more eager to try new sports

    When you’ve conquered a workout you never thought you could, exercising suddenly becomes less daunting. In fact, you might even be inspired to try something new!

    (Also read: 9 Exercises That Burn More Calories Than Running)

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  • You're a happier eater
    6 / 8 You're a happier eater

    Depending on your exercise, you may have an increased or decreased appetite post-workout. Whatever it is, you’ll be sure to appreciate your food more. You may even give in to an ice cream craving. Just don’t go overboard and treat yourself with something indulgent each time you exercise.

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  • You suddenly want to wear THAT bodycon dress
    7 / 8 You suddenly want to wear THAT bodycon dress

    Everyone has a slinky, sexy dress that we’re saving for The Day. And what day could be better to wear it than after an intense ab workout?

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  • Your posture improves
    8 / 8 Your posture improves

    No matter what exercise you do, slouching is not acceptable. You’ll walk away with your chest lifted, shoulders drawn back, and chin up, thanks to newfound confidence – and knowledge on how to engage your core muscles.

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