We’ve all had those days when you know you should work out, but you have absolutely no motivation to do so.
It may encourage you to hear that exercise really is super good for you. There’s a mountain of research backing up its many benefits.
The US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommend at least 2.5 hours of moderate cardio activity or 1.25 hours of vigorous cardio activity every week, plus two days of strength training.
You can work up to that goal by starting small, though.
To motivate you to get moving, here are 10 research-based benefits of exercise:
For women, including those taking antidepressants, exercise has been shown to increase sexual arousal.