We already know that exercise comes with a lot of health benefits but we often prioritize other things over regular physical activity. A good tip to make it easier to get regular exercise in your life is to make it fun and pleasurable. To make that happen, you must find an exercise form that works for you. Try different forms of exercise until you find the one that suits you best.

Regardless if you prefer to do cardio, strength training, balance or yoga – the important part is that you’re consistent enough with your training so that you can reap the health benefits. Below you’ll find a list of 8 positive effects of exercise:

  1. You become happier and have more energy for your everyday life. 
  2. Your cognitive ability increases, making it easier for you to process new information, make better decisions and develop your logical thinking. 
  3. Studies show that your hippocampus, the brain’s memory center, grows in size instead of decreasing. This is also beneficial for your ability to concentrate and pay attention.
  4. Your sleep will be improved where you will fall asleep faster and have deeper sleep. Being well rested has a lot of benefits in itself. 
  5. Physical exercise decreases the risk of depression, fatigue and pain. 
  6. Your physical strength and endurance develop, everyday life activities as walking and cleaning will be easier. 
  7. Your ability to cope with stress improves. 
  8. Exercise strengthens your immune system so you stay healthier. It also reduces the risk of cardiovascular disease and is also positive for your blood sugar, blood pressure and blood fats. 

With all these health benefits it is really worth incorporating some physical activity in your daily life. You do not have to exercise every day, it is more than enough to take 3-4 workouts a week. Good luck with your exercise! 

Winners

What They Say

Manish Sonal, India
Winner of KTH Masters Challenge 2015 – Full Scholarship and living costs paid for at KTH
“I was always reluctant in applying to foreign Universities due to my financial constraints. Today I am pursuing my Master’s in a subject which I love and feel more confident about my future.”
Saravanan Yuvaraja, India
Winner of GE Light the way Challenge
“GE Light the Way Concepts for the future of Office Lighting Innovation Challenge Competition was one of my best life time experiences. This challenge had given me a chance to know exactly, what the organization is looking from the innovative student community for creating smart and sustainable world in the future.”
Arlisa Febriani, Indonesia
Winner of the Blue Bag Competition 2015 – Full Scholarship and living costs paid for at Lund University
Arlisa’s story is very unique and proof that given the right opportunity, the greatest ideas will succeed. By developing a revolutionary water cleansing system, she proved that anything is possible. This is great news for her, the people of Jakarta, and quite possibly the rest of the world who live in places with little or no access to clean water!
Avon Haughton, USA
Winner of The New School Competition 2014 – Scholarship at The New School in New York
“Winning the competition has been one of my greatest achievements thus far and participating was the most fun I’ve had in a while. I’m very grateful for the opportunity and I can’t wait to go to The New School!”