Working out already comes with a host of incredible benefits: it gets us stronger, helps us fight infections, and yes, speeds up weight loss. But it can also be a serious help for your finances and even your romantic life. Get this: the more you exercise, the happier you’ll be, the higher your salary will go, and the better your sex life will become.
*Be right back, we’re headed to the gym now.*
According to a study completed by fitness app Freeletics, there is a serious and very noticeable connection between regular exercise and your level of happiness, financial wellness, and social improvement.
“The survey findings validate our hypothesis that a holistic approach to fitness can have a positive effect on other areas of our lives in addition to our bodies,” says Daniel Sobhani, CEO at Freeletics, in a statement. “If we look more closely at the mental effects that fitness has, we can even see that those who exercise regularly were also more likely to rate their own happiness level a 10 out of 10 compared to the group that rarely or never exercises. This truly underlines the fact that the positive effects of exercise go far beyond the purely physical aspects many focus on.”
And the true effects of exercise are a bit staggering if you really look at the numbers. If you’ve been stagnant at work and have been vying for a promotion and a raise, consider adding workouts into your daily to-do list for an eventual increase in salary. According to the report, people who regularly exercise earn, on average, $25,000 more than those who don’t.
But even more stark is the highlight on the type of workouts you choose to do. In fact, if you’re a fan of HIIT-style workouts, you’re likely pulling in an added $13,000 per year on average than those who skip those heart-pumping, sweat-breaking sessions.
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When it comes to sex, your workout could also give it a nice little boost (though, do remember that sex does not necessarily count as a workout in itself, sorry to report). According to the report, 34 percent of people who regularly exercise tend to have sex several times a week. Meanwhile, a quarter of people who never work out (25 percent) never have sex. Ergo, exercise and you’ll have more sex. What’s a better benefit than that?
Yet, the benefits keep on rolling in. It’s been well reported that the endorphins you release during a workout lead to overall improved happiness, and that permeates into your social life and relationships, as well. That’s why those who work out (41 percent, in this case), also tend to be extroverted and seek social opportunities where they can.