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Another reason
to work out

Have you ever noticed how great athletes often have great smiles? Getting paid millions for doing what they love probably has something to do with that. But it could also be because physical exercise can actually improve your gum health. Even in the absence of huge sponsorship deals, working out is still an excellent way to put a healthy smile on your face. And that’s not the only surprising benefit of working up a sweat.

Get smarter

Get smarter

Working out doesn’t just build muscle. Studies have shown that cardiovascular exercise can actually create new brain cells and boost overall brain performance. Studying for an exam? Go for a run around the block in between chapters. Trying to crack a complex business case? Don’t forget to pump some iron while you’re at it. It might just be what you need to trigger that eureka moment.

 

Break out the brush and easel

While you’re busy sculpting your physique in the gym, you could be setting yourself up for a more artistic form of creation. According to science, physical exercise can increase creativity for up to two hours after you work out. Whether you’re writing a novel, redecorating the house or just deciding what to have for dinner, a good workout could spark some creative brilliance.

Forget about it

Or rather, don’t. Studies show that exercise can increase the size of the hippocampus – the part of your brain that’s responsible for remembering things. Very convenient for keeping track of how many reps you’ve done or laps you’ve run, but more importantly crucial in fighting off or even reversing future memory loss.

Jump for joy

Maybe the thought of willfully wearing yourself down doesn’t fill you with glee. But even though a proper work out can sometimes push you to the verge of tears, physical exercise can in fact also make you happy. When you work out, your body releases endorphins that lead to feelings of euphoria. So that happy feeling you experience after you’ve exercised? Now you know it’s not just because you’ve made it through another workout.

 

Now that you know a gym subscription is practically the same as a library card, the excuses to skip your next workout are running pretty thin. So get out there, have fun and better your body and mind.

Random fact

Studies have shown there's a link between gum health and cardiovascular health.
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