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What happens when you start to work out? (Part 1:The Brain)

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We all know that the more you exercise, you eventually get those hard core abs that you see among your favorite athletes, celebrities, and models. But you are also aware that the “no pain, no gain” mantra is as real as it gets. Your face becomes red and hot, the endless perspiration soaking through your workout tanktop or shirt, and the not so fun part of the soreness in your muscles (since work and other stuff made us more sedentary than our ancestors) But wait,there’s more! (Ron Popeil’s line) As you start to exercise, your heart rate gets really high and you are out of breath. That’s okay, its just your body is responding and its gets better over time as you start to exercise. The muscles are getting damaged (let me finish) so you can develop bigger and badder muscles. Work at it more, and those veins will roar every time you flex those bad boys. In order for all the physical goodies of exercise to come out, you have to make sure your brain is on point. 

Though it counts for 2% to 3% of our body weight, the brain takes in 1/4 of oxygen, 70% of glucose and 25% of nutrients. Yeah, your thinking cap takes in a lot of power and remember, diet is 70% of the work and exercise is 30% of the work you put in to get in shape. Once you tap in the power and the beauty of proper nutrition (eat lots of brain food), you are gonna just rock.According to Dr. Carly Stewart, Medical Expert at (Money Crashers Personal Finance) “Exercise improves oxygen flow to the brain. It also helps the body release hormones that assist in brain cell growth. Additionally, it helps the brain with both learning and memory capabilities.” Basically, when you start to exercise more, you feel great because you are adding more oxygen to your brain, which helps you to do more basic tasks better. You wont get as tired hitting the stairs and your focus will increase. You significantly lower chances of getting many diseases in the long run and you get the euphoric vibes of accomplishment.

Truthfully, your brain will transform much faster than the body, but in reality, when you find the workouts of your choice and the best diet for you, you will get in the shape and beyond. It takes one month to start seeing changes, two months for family to see results and three months to transform. You got this. 

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