11 Reasons To Workout That Have Nothing To Do With Physical Fitness

Thought Catalog


1. Helps you focus

For whatever reason, working out helps you transfer the skill of focusing, and indeed it is a skill, to other areas of your life. You can’t run and bike simultaneously, and you can’t do a plank and a shoulder press at the same time. It teaches you that even when you multitask, you can only in reality do one specific thing at a time. And focusing on that one thing well helps you move on to the next.

2. Helps you de-stress

Whether you’re a runner, a yogi, a heavy weights kind of person, or all the above (which it’s in your best interests to always practice different formats), exercising your body will do wonders for feelings of stress. Although there is positive stress which most of us need in order to achieve things, a lot of negative stress makes its way into our lives. And…

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