Self-Control: Is Exercise Your Answer?

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Self-Control Is Exercise Your Answer-MainPhoto

Do you have the willpower to accomplish anything, or have you found yourself giving into temptations, distractions and inaction when trying to reach your own goals? From managing our emotions to watching what we eat, self-control is something that many of us strive for, but it isn’t always easy to achieve. Now, research says something as simple as exercise improves self-control.

It may come as no surprise that getting in a daily dose of exercise does a body good, but it’s also beneficial for our mental health with a number of studies linking exercise to everything from reducing anxiety to improving memory. Now a study suggests that while you’re strengthening your muscles, you’re also strengthening your willpower — making you less likely to make impulsive choices.

If your attempts at willpower and discipline feel somewhat lacking, read on for what you need to know about why experts say exercise improves self-control.

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