5 Things That Happen to Your Body When You Start Exercising

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Believe it or not, exercising does change someone and many of us can attest to this.

When you exercise, you give yourself the chance of living longer as exercising prevents depression, heart disease, breast and colon cancer, diabetes and more.

While staying physically active is essential to a long, healthy, productive life, we don’t often understand exactly what’s happening behind the scenes.

If you had no reason to exercise, this information will give you all the reasons you need.

Here are ways your body changes that happen in the body when we exercise:

Muscles grow making you stronger

While working out, the body calls for more glucose that will be is pumped to the exercising muscles to deliver that additional oxygen. Without enough oxygen, lactic acid will form instead.

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Lactic acid is typically flushed from the body within 30 to 60 minutes after finishing up a workout.

Improves your Hippocampus

Hippocampus is a part of the brain highly involved in learning and memory, and it’s one of the only sections of the brain that can make new brain cells. Exercise facilitates its function, thanks to the extra oxygen in the brain.

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Make your heart efficient

When you exercise, heart rate increases to circulate more oxygen (via the blood) at a quicker pace. The more you exercise, the more efficient the heart becomes at this process, so you can work out harder and longer.

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Your brain becomes more alert

Increased blood flow also benefits the brain. Immediately, the brain cells will start functioning at a higher level, making you feel more alert and awake during exercise and more focused afterwards.

Kidneys function better

The rate at which kidneys filter blood can change depending on your level of exertion. After an intense exercise, the kidneys allow greater levels of protein to be filtered into the urine.

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A study published in JAMA Internal Medicine also found that exercising may prevent certain kinds of cancer.

The aim should be 30 minutes at least 5 days a week of moderate exercise. If you don’t exercise at all, you should start slowly; you can still see health benefits with even a small amount of activity.

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