50+ People Talk About How Exercise Changed Their Life (And It’s NOT Just Weight Loss!)

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“I hate working out but I have to do it.”

I have heard a lot of people say this. I can’t count how many times I’ve said this, too. I just hate working out. I wish I didn’t have to wake up early to exercise. I hope we could all lose weight without moving our body. It’s too hot today or it’s raining, I’ll get wet or it’s cold outside! But, we still do it. Why?

Personally, I’m not the healthiest person. Some days I lose it or I let go – especially when there’s dark chocolate cake in front of me. How can I leave that sweet and delicious thing alone? As I’ve said, I’m not really great at self-discipline, but I try hard to exercise as often as I can. I have experienced the benefits of an active lifestyle. I snored less, I slept better, I have more energy and I am able to finish more tasks in one day.

When I don’t exercise, I snore really loud and my body isn’t at its best condition even when I had 8 hours of sleep.

These 50+ people also shared their experiences on reddit about the benefits of an active lifestyle.

Read on to know how exercise made their lives a little bit better each day…

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1. When I train regularly, I feel more energy, it’s easier for me to work and life gets better. I also became less sick. – CapableJack

2. It gives me more energy for a bit, and I actually feel like I’ve lost a pound or two. Even if I haven’t, that feeling still gives me confidence. – ByeByeFlutterPie

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5. I don’t get sick that often anymore. – Kimuyyy

6. Smoother shits. No for real, your bowel movements really do get better with regular exercising. And you have more energy throughout the day. – eggpretzel

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7. When you do something difficult like getting ripped, it makes you believe you can do anything. The confidence boost is insane. – stitchedlamb

8. My mental state. I’m lucky enough not to suffer from any particular mental illness so I can’t speak for those, but sometimes hormones or whatever just make me feel bleak but and there is a definite correlation between getting out and exercising and feeling overall more positive. A car knocked me off my bike last week and fortunately I only banged up my foot a bit, but even just one week of a crutch to limping has reminded me how much I hate not being able to use my body, even just walking/cycling/running (but mostly miss bouldering.) It puts me in more of a funk more often and causes me to play LoL more which isn’t a healthy mindset for me when it lasts too long. Exercise is the tits. – pekes86

9. Mood and motivation! I worked out pretty much every day my senior year of college and I always felt much better after. Since I wasn’t on a 9-5 schedule, it motivated me to get more accomplished because after going to the gym I would feel like I was ready to study or whatever. Actually getting to the gym was a challenge sometimes but after you go regularly for a month or so it’s not as hard

Plus, I watch netflix while I elliptical so i got a lot of tv time in too. would recommend to a friend.- theinternetiswild

10. I feel less envious of others. I’m pretty content with myself now. I can now appreciate how others look instead of being jealous of them or if my S/O looks at another person.  Also, my anxiety has taken a back seat. Only took a couple years, but that bitch is sitting back there. Not even back seating driving, which is nice. – gingerroute

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11. Clothes look better on me, i feel better wearing them, i can see my fucking toes again, i dont hate myself (as much), i dont get winded walking up the fucking stairs anymore, my joints dont hurt anymore, i care about how I present my self, but i also dont care if i loom goofy in public, im happier and confident and friendlier.

I’ve also developed a huge respect for discipline and following a schedule. – Txlon

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12. Confidence is back up, I can feel the changes in my body which puts me in a good mood. I also can see progress after consistently going for the last few months and following my diet. – GODZBALL

13. Saved the cost of tube (subway) tickets by cycling. I’ll be paying off the bike for a while though. – m50d

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14. Getting more compliments, looking better in clothes and maybe not everyone agree that it is a benefit but I noticed I game a lot less since I exercised. – Mistamaster

15. Minimised anxiety! Easier to fall asleep at night… Also, strengthens friendships when you work out together 🙂 – levraisassychat

16. Im happier – Teleportsbehindyu

17. I feel more energetic, I’m not perpetually hungry, I’m less sad and lonely, and my blood pressure has dropped. – cheesy_border

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