People figure that the more you exercise the more weight you're going to lose. That's not entirely true. Of course there are several factors combined with exercise that will determine your weight loss; like your diet, your metabolic rate, etc.
So if you're still thinking about quitting exercising just because you've lost 2 pounds instead of 10, think again. The benefits of exercise are:
1. Improves your sex life.
Both men and women experience more enhanced arousal when they are more physically fit.
2. Improves the quality of your sleep.
Exercise not only helps you get to sleep more quickly, it also improves the quality of your sleep.
3. Makes food taste better.
Apart from removing all toxins in your body, the plus 1 about this is food tastes so much better as your body is rebuilding every part of your senses. There’s nothing like physical activity to stimulate your appetite.
4. Improves your mood.
Exercise promotes positive brain chemistry which means you’ll feel better.
5. Provides relief from anxiety and mild depression.
Try it. If you're feeling upset, just walk or run. You'll see the difference.
6. Increases your energy levels
The more energy you use, the more it feels like you have.
7. Helps combat chronic disease.
Exercise helps improve your blood pressure and cholesterol levels which decreases your chances of suffering from things like heart disease, type II diabetes and certain cancers. Exercise has also been linked with a delayed onset of dementia.