Sometimes it just feels good to sweat. Get rid of the sin...sweat out the wine and sodium from that cheat meal and anything else that’s been building up. A good sweat is the perfect solution.
7. Boost Your Immune System
Cardio boosts immunity–partly due to the cortisol/stress effects of it. Ever go on holiday and get sick? Cortisol (a stress hormone) decreases on vacation and as a result, our immune defences are less (along the same lines of why you would get a cortisone shot–it decreases inflammation). A little physical stress can be a good thing.
So make sure you’re getting your fix of cardio...pushing the weights is fantastic but there’s nothing like a good run or blast on the cross trainer. If you can’t stand the cardio machines then get outside and jog! Or do your cardio in smaller durations!