Monday, May 7, 2007

Invigorate Your Day With Exercise

I went on a 12-mile bike ride this evening. My legs are a bit sore right now, but I feel fantastic!

We know that exercise releases endorphines into your body. These chemicals help you feel happier and give you more energy. So even though exercise takes a substantial amount of energy, your body actually feels better afterward. Fascinating, right?

The coolest part is that it's kind-of addictive. After all, you're causing more chemicals to be produced into your body. Once you start exercising, your body wants more of it. So your body naturally helps get you into better shape.

The only downside is that exercise does make you more awake and alert. Thus, if you exercise in the evening, your increased energy might keep you from getting to sleep when you would like. But I suppose that's the price we must pay.

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