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8 Fun Facts About Exercise You Might Forget

We have all been there, done that when it comes to exercise. You start a routine with very specific goals and then it fizzles. Why does it fizzle? Life got in the way, grew bored, wasn't hitting my goals? While establishing goals and reaching them is important, sometimes looking at a bigger picture can help push us along. Below you'll find a list of 8 facts of exercise that many overlook. The next time you are feeling a bit stagnant or even worse considering stopping your routine use this list to recapture some motivation.


Surprising Health Benefits From Routine Exercise


1. Increased Life Span:

As little as 30 minutes of cardio three to five days a week will add six years to your life, according to research at the Cooper Clinic in Dallas.

2. Immune System Boost:

Exercise elevates your level of immunoglobulins, which are proteins that help bolster your immune system and ward off infection. "Every sweat session you do can help strengthen your immune function for about 24 hours," says Cedric Bryant, PhD, chief science officer for the American Council on Exercise.