Benefits to Exercise Other than Weight Loss

Benefits to Exercise Other than Weight Loss - Vitality Fitness - Boot Camp Calgary

While many people focus on regular exercise primarily as a means to lose weight, there are many other benefits of routine physical activity. As human beings, we are historically mobile creatures with an inherent need to make use of our physical bodies.

Benefits to Exercise Other than Weight Loss - Vitality Fitness - Boot Camp Calgary

At Vitality Fitness, we realize the full spectrum of health benefits that result from a commitment to regular activity. If you’re locked into the mindset that exercise is only good for losing weight, here are a few benefits to exercise other than weight loss:

Improved Memory

Most people find that they can actually think more clearly after a solid workout. Because your brain is getting more energy and oxygen, thinking more clearly is to be expected, but studies have also shown that exercise can significantly boost your memory and improve your ability to learn.

Better Posture

Your ability to maintain good posture throughout the day is important for your body for a number of reasons. One of the best ways to improve your posture is to strengthen the muscles in your back through regular exercise. Focusing on improving abdominal strength can also go a long ways towards improving your posture.

A Boost in Confidence

Because exercise is the ticket to improving your physical appearance, it’s also a gateway to a renewed sense of self-confidence. Exercise also gives you a rejuvenating sense of accomplishment and, if you workout at a gym, it can lead to confidence-building social interaction. Even if your body’s physical appearance doesn’t change immediately, the knowledge that you’re working towards something is enough to boost your confidence in itself.

Reduction of Stress

Perhaps the most widespread physical ailment, all of us deal with differing levels of stress on a daily basis. While the health effects of stress are often ignored, stress can wreak havoc with our bodies and our minds. Regular exercise is a great way to give yourself a break from the stressors that affect you during the rest of the day. Endorphins are natural “stress fighters,” and getting into a healthy fitness groove can even help you forget what it was that you were so stressed about before you began.

Ability to Fall Asleep More Easily

Most of us know that feeling of physical exhaustion. This feeling shouldn’t be avoided; it should be welcomed. Tiring out your body, as may be obvious, is one of the best ways to improve your ability to fall asleep quickly and recover while you are sleeping. However, working out right before you go to bed can actually have the opposite effect, causing you to stay up much later than you’d like. The best times to exercise are either in the morning or the early afternoon.

At Vitality Fitness, we realize the many benefits of regular exercise, aside from weight loss, and this is why we provide a number of exercise classes designed to meet the needs and preferences of our regular clients. If you’re looking for a social, but productive, setting to work out in, be sure to learn more about Vitality Fitness today!



**Vitality Fitness clients have been known to achieve many different results. From weight loss, strength training, minor rehabilitation, inches lost and more. These results will vary on a case by case basis, as no two individuals are alike. There is no guarantee that you will have the same results, and no guarantee is implied. The photographs and testimonials on are of real clients who have been using Vitality Fitness for a varied duration of time. The 50 day challenge participants and members have been asked to provide their stories, their point of views, their successes and their struggles. Results will vary. Please consult your physician before starting a new workout routine, especially if you have not been active for a prolonged period of time. The success stories displayed on Vitality Fitness are of those who: have completed a 50 Day Challenge, are ongoing members, follow a nutrition plan, may supplement (vitamins), who track their results and work with Vitality Fitness for their weight loss and fitness goals. Results will vary based on the number of classes you attend, your health and adherence to the nutrition and workout plan customized uniquely to you. References to “losing inches” or “inches lost” refers to the total combined amount of inches lost throughout the entire body.