This Is What REALLY Happens As You Start Exercising (Animated)

Have you ever wondered what happens to
your body when you start exercising? The changes to your body physique, muscles,
the mind and the heart? well in this video we are going to explore just that.
They say exercise is like taking a magical pill for your brain, and if there
were ever a drug that could do for your health everything that exercise can it
would likely be the most valuable pharmaceutical ever developed. So why is
exercise so good for us? One of the core habits practiced by the most successful
people is well you guessed it exercising. Have you ever wondered why? In his book
“The Power of Habit” Charles Duhigg talks about what are known as Keystone habits.
These are the habits that if practiced, developed and applied influence change
in every aspect of our lives. Exercising is a keystone habit, which is why anyone
looking to develop self-discipline regularly goes to the gym or does some
form of exercise. So we all know the physical benefits of exercise right, you
look better, you lose weight, you become lean, you gain muscle and generally you
become fit. These changes are easily observable by the naked eye. However, the
benefits of exercising aren’t just skin deep. Most people who exercise will observe that they are happier, more motivated and
less depressed. This is why exercise has been described as the miracle drug and
has been recommended as a treatment for depression, insomnia, memory loss,
alzheimer’s and parkinson’s disease among others. The reason for this is that
the body naturally produces hormones while exercising and these hormones are
serotonin, endorphins and a protein known as Brain-Derived-Neurotropic-Factor (BDNF). Each
of these hormones in their own way helps reduce stress levels, lift someone’s mood,
aids in better sleep, improves learning and also leads to increase confidence.
When you start exercising especially for the first time or after a long break,
you’ll feel more alert and energized. Because ramping up your heart rate means
a boost in overall flow and oxygen to the brain. This releases a special brain
cell called Dopamine which is responsible for motivation. If you’ve
ever felt tired or lazy and don’t feel like doing anything, that’s because your
experiencing a dopamine deficit. Dopamine is
responsible for our motivation and attention and it’s responsible for the
feeling of satisfaction when we accomplish something, it makes you want
to do things and it reassures you that the thing was worth doing. So if you’re
experiencing a dopamine deficit you can find it hard to get things done because
you’re not getting enough fulfillments to justify doing them. But whenever you
exercise you directly increase the amount of dopamine in your blood, and
instead of feeling tired and worn out you suddenly feel motivated and
energized. We’ll talk more about this later but first let’s look at the
physical effects of exercise. The physical effects of exercise may not be
observed within a few weeks of working out, chances are even after a month of
working out there will be little visible results. However, throughout the period of
time you are working out and exercising, biological changes take place whether
you can see them or not. For a start, a few weeks after starting a cardio
routine, you will notice that you have increased energy due to a rise in
metabolism and mitochondria. One of the biggest misconceptions of exercise is
that exercise causes weight loss, no exercise doesn’t cause weight loss, it
causes muscle gain. And since muscle have mitochondria and mitochondria burn
energy. Mitochondria are parts of your cells that convert carbs, fats, and
proteins into fuel that your muscles uses to do their job. After six to eight weeks,
research has shown that people can increase their mitochondria by up to 50%
With more mitochondria in your cells, you will notice a change in your fitness. For
instance, you can easily climb flights of stairs that would have previously left
you feeling like you just ran a half marathon. After a month or so your
muscles will start to grow and get stronger. While this might not be
obviously visible you will feel the strength in your muscles when you
workout. Here the increase in metabolism is even higher, Muscle cells need a lot
of energy, which means they burn a lot of calories, in fact they burn more calories
than fat cells even when you’re not exercising. So the time you spend working
out, reaps benefits long after you stop working out. This means you can literally
slouch on your couch watching TV or Netflix and still be burning fat,
although take this with a grain of salt. According to the u.s. national science
of medicine, if you consistently keep exercise
after a period of six months, mainly concentrating on cardio. You can expect a
20% increase in your overall VO2 max. VO2 max is often used as a fitness indicator,
it measures the rate at which your body can transport oxygen to your muscles for
fuel. So basically a higher VO2 max means, you should be able to run faster and
longer in a shorter time span. So a 20% increase in your VO2 max, should mean
that you can run about 20% further in the same amount of time. So this means
that if you can run a mile in 10 minutes, a 20% increase in your VO2 max should
mean that you can now run 1.2 miles in a 10-minute period or 1 mile in about 8
minutes. Finally regular exercise increases the
size of your heart, and eventually strengthens it. When exercising your
heart rate increases and pumps more blood than it normally would, in the
process the muscles in your heart are strengthened, which reduces the chance of
getting a heart attack. This usually happens after about six months of
regularly working out, right about the same time the physical effects of
exercise are easily visible. Some of the physical effects that might not be
visible include an increase in blood supply to the brain. The brain thus works
more efficiently, and this leads to better focus when doing activities.
Furthermore, exercising promotes the development of new brain cells, which
improves learning and memory. Also during exercise, endorphins are released to
counter any stress you might be feeling. Though inaccurate, endorphins are
famously known as “feel-good hormones”, and so when they are released into your body,
your mood is lifted and you get a sense of happiness. Ultimately any stress you
may be experiencing prior to exercise is alleviated, and so when you consistently
workout, your body gets a regular supply of endorphins and dopamine,
hence leaving you supercharged and energized to take on the day. Another
positive effect of exercising on your brain is that you get better sleep. The
path leading to better sleep and reduced insomnia through exercise cannot be
accurately traced. However, restlessness and sleep is
usually caused by depression and anxiety. Exercising serves to reduce depressive
symptoms and anxiety through the release of endorphins and dopamine. These result
in the symptoms of insomnia being negated, and hence you should get better
sleep. Additionally, when one works out just before going to bed, the temperature
drop experienced after exercise could help one fall asleep.
Also exercising in the afternoon or early evenings can result in better
sleep as well. Our bodies operate on a biological clock called a circadian
rhythm, and since insomnia is caused by a skewed circadian rhythm, exercise can
help fix our biological clock resulting in better sleep as well. In the short run,
exercising lifts your mood because of the release of endorphins and moderate
levels of serotonin. The constant release of these hormones makes you feel good
about yourself and happy, which amazingly also increases your confidence. How
amazing is that?! This is because as you exercise, even without seeing any
physical results at the beginning, you get a better body feel of yourself. By
making the decision to get healthier and proactively trying to get fit and in
shape you become proud and feel great and awesome about yourself, and hence
resulting in the confidence boost. Ultimately, when physical changes can be
seen, your confidence explodes! and in fact some people have attested exercise
to single-handedly changing their life and mentality towards life in general.
Exercise gives you a renewed sense of worth, it makes you feel great and happy
about yourself, it improves your confidence to the level that you will
finally have the courage to ask out that girl you always liked. It can and will
improve your grades, it can also save you money by cutting down on trips to the
hospital every now and then. And also on money spent buying prescription drugs. So exercising is clearly good for our physical and mental health, and by
exercising for just three hours a week consistently, in all probability you’re
going to live longer than you otherwise would. And that longer life will likely
feel more happy and fulfilling. Thank you guys so much for watching, if you like
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100 comments

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  8. Exercise every 2 days. Rest. Lay around. Watch movies. Read. Be productive. BALANCE IN EVERYTHING.

  9. The only times I feel these components working in sync formation is when I'm locked up n they won't let me out!!. It feels good when your body and mind work together in a righteous state of mind!!.

  10. If it wasn't for gym I would've become a psychopath cuz of my anger and pain that my life gave me now I'm a fitness trainer , gym is the only place that understands what I need and the only place that I can fine the kind of violent peace I want 🖤

  11. Ive been working out for 2 days and I honestly feel better. My mindset is going every 5 days after work

  12. This video is very interesting and gives lots of beneficial information to support the details shared. Thanks!

  13. Just to share my thoughts, many people started working out just for the sake of losing weight and having a good physique.
    That makes them very conscious when it comes to their progress that results to giving up or getting bored because their expectation are not being met.
    For me the best goal or reason for exercising is to be healthy, no high expectations, no constantly monitoring of weights, no dissatisfaction.
    Just you being healthy and caring for yourself.

  14. Exercising helps me lose weight so much faster and at a healthier pace than any "diet" (keto, vegan <vegan diet is horrible and dangerous, don't go on one>) and diets never helped. Yes, I eat pretty well balanced foods and food groups but what really helped me lose weight was (and still is) a light jog and small arm, ab and core exercises every morning before breakfast.

  15. This really motivates me I'm well overweight 😭 300lbs, and have over 100lbs to lose…and the only damn thing keeping me is not working out enough. It's like I know it'll be a long journey but itd be a faster journey if I applied and stayed consistent that's what I'm trying to do now

  16. I walk constantly. At least 5 times per week for an hour+. Been doing it for years. I am healthy. No illnesses whatsoever. Great cartoon video. Love the tattoo extra😂

  17. Started jogging two miles a day so far from nothing. I feel great. My insomnia is still horrible though. Haven’t slept posting this at 4:46 am lol but yes excercise yes. Don’t give up

  18. I started working out but now I have a beast like hunger its crazy how much i am eating so i might leave it sincemy goal was to loose weight and it turned the other way around😥

  19. When I started exercising (cause my parents signed me up for karate lessons) I felt terrible cause I never really exercised before, I couldn't really run, I wasn't flexible and basically I was in a terrible condition. After 6 months I can now run faster and longer, after the exercise I don't feel like an elephant stepped on me, I'm way more flexible, I gained some muscle and lost about 7.5-8.0 kg. I'm really happy that I started exercising, before I was a couch potato that ate and watched TV all day, I mean, I'm still a little lazy but I don't skip the exercise (basically because I'll get scolded but oh well) starting karate and exercising are probably the best decisions I've made 🙂

  20. I exercised before but suddenly stopped when something bad happened. I gained a lot of weight after but now I feel like I want to start again and hopefully I do it right this time.

  21. Thanks for the information. I binged all week and no exercise. I didn't like what I have seen on the scale.

    Next week is a new week and I will be going back to the gym.

    Enjoyed the video. 🙏

  22. I started my journey in Feb 2019 I've lost 56.2lbs so fart started at 358lbs. I'm currently 301.8lbs and I totally agree with this. At first I could only do 2.0-2.5 miles on the treadmill now I can do 3.0-3.2 miles for 10 mins on the treadmill without getting tired. I want to see if I can go to 4.0 by the time I'm 290s. Thank you for this information it will make me push even harder. And yes I'm so much more happier now than I ever been

  23. Just to be silly and accurate… Anyone notice that his knees went over his ankles during his squats? 😂😂

  24. Parkinson's, is a name, that is given, for a collection, of symptoms. Those Symptoms, gradually get worse, over time. Body symmetry gets worse too. The top bone, on the spine, has not been in the neutral position, beneath the foramen magnum, ,or opening, at the base of the spine. No amount, of exercise, can correct, that imbalance. Specially trained, upper cervical specific only chiropractors are needed. Spesific, precision, x rays, of the neck region, are needed. That is needed so the UCS specific only will know, the right line of drive, to properly, reposition, that bone. That bone, must not, be moved, to much. It will bounce back, if it is. The wrist, is sometimes used. Atlas Orthogonal, is another. Laney device, is another. An old techneque called the Zimmerman or SAM is another. That is an older techneque, that uses a lot of force, but it still gives, a good, adjustment.

  25. This was great! I exercise regularly and experience all these benefits, but took them for granted. I feel encouraged to keep on.

  26. I need to start my weight loss journey again I've given up so many times but this video has encouraged me to keep going to better my life and boost my confidence.wish me luck😤😥

  27. we do really hate exercising but it is all worth it in the end, I really hate that before but after the months of hardwork, I feel more confident & happy about myself.😁

  28. When you exercise you will get its long term benefits if you do it regularly. I prove this coz after i gave birth my body is still the same after i recover coz im cs.

  29. Makes you feel good, even when you have a dick for a BF…who doesn't want to get to close…this helps me all around THANK YOU….:)

  30. This is a great video!
    May I have your permission to put the video on my FB fan page with traditional Chinese subtitle on it?

  31. All of this is soooooo true!!!!! I started exercising this summer and it literally kept me from getting depressed like last summer. I’m so excited about my weight loss journey 😄.

  32. Been through exercising waves in my life. Never felt "happier" or "better", just felt tired, yet otherwise normal. Sure, my form got better but that's it. I find exercising extremely boring and repetitive. Best kinds of sports are games sports to me. You are in unpredictable situations and interesting little stories happen when you do volleyball, basketball or badminton with your partner and friends. Going to a gym or exercising at home never made feel energetic for some reason. I never understand how one cam feel so good about those boring, hard and repetitive moves.

  33. Guys if you ever binge on food try dancing for 30 mins or hiit workout you'll realize that the effect of this binge is reduced why? Bcz you will trigger your metabolism to rise all day so you won't gain weight and you'll realize that your craving starts to decrease . I've binged on food lately now iam doing 2 day water or detox fast with enjoyable yet effective sports and am pretty sure my body will help me get rid of the effect of the binge

  34. Some time ago i stopped exercising and in 1 or 2 days my insomnia camed back,and even when I slept 8-9 hours my body still was tired and I couldn’t have the will to do nothing
    I also noticed that I start eating more junk food and cravings for it and I restarted feeling guilty and getting mad at myself
    So please don’t stop exercising now I restarted I feel more satisfied,I’m less tired and I crave more healthy food

  35. That's it! This was my only doubt because of which i stopped working out. 3:26 Now hopping back to my yoga mat!

  36. I got so lazy lately and have endless excuses to not exercise so i came here to start motivating myself 😢 When it comes to eating i am hyper active! 🤣

  37. Ty for telling me about the positive effects of exercising, when I watched this I thought this would be a chance to increase my confidence and love for myself. Bro I’ve been doing the rock and the one punch man workout for the whole summer and I vlogged it and put it on my YouTube I really want to say ty for telling me the benefits that’s why I started to exercise because I wanted to gain confidence and become a better person so I may inspire others I thank you and your intelligence :))!

  38. A truly explanatory and excellent video, that is easily understood and digested too.
    Thank you very much indeed for making and placing it. I have the feeling that this is just what I needed to get me properly engaged with exercising.

  39. Ive been playing soccer for more than 2 years I used to weigh 81kg and now i weigh 78 not like I intake calories as soon as I'm back from my practice or whatever I have a complete Control with my calories intake but still I can't lose weight, any suggestions?

  40. Exercising doesn't increase the mitochondria in your cells. That is an idiotic remark and will give people the wrong idea. There is ONE mitochondrion in each cell, regardless of exercise. I cannot believe that you put that in a video. Also, the mitochondria don't break down energy, they create energy. So before you go making a YouTube video, maybe you should have someone who knows what they're talking about helping you out with your dumbass "facts."

  41. I started with drinking Bai Coconut antioxidants water. I think it flushed my organs so I was better able to process easily digestible food.

  42. Also I was fuller drinking the coconut water, I try to talk with the Bai marketing department. They completely ignored me and every day they have a new cocktail recipe with a a young modt. I think they are lazy and need to promote a new healthier message with people of all ages. Thank you for I.

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