Woman feeling good after exercise

30 Minutes of Exercise Can Make You Feel Stronger and Thinner!

A study conducted at the University of British Columbia has found that a 30 minute bout of exercise helps women feel stronger and thinner. Not only that, but the positive feelings these women felt lasted at least 20 minutes post-exercise. 

Negative body image

It’s common knowledge that a lot of women have a tendency to feel negatively about their body, even if it’s something as small as a mole in an unwanted place.

I know I definitely wake up some mornings and can’t see a single thing about my body that I do like! 

Professor Kathleen Martin Ginis, conducted the recent study relating to exercise and body image.

She believes that women feeling so negatively about their body is a big concern as poor body image ‘can have harmful implications for a women’s psychological and physical health including increased risk of low self-esteem, depression and eating disorders.’ 

The study

Martin Ginis compared the body image and physical perceptions of women who completed 30 minutes of moderate aerobic exercise with those who sat and read.

The verdict?

The women who took part in the aerobic exercise felt a significant improvement in their body image compared to those women who sat and read.

And the best part . . .

The best part is the wonderful feeling of having a positive body image that these women experienced lasted at least 20 minutes post-exercise!

Women had a more positive attitude as they perceived themselves as stronger and thinner after exercising. 

What does this mean for you?

This means, that according to highly intellectual professors you can feel thinner and stronger by exercising for just 30 minutes!

Having a more positive body image and feeling over all more content may contribute as a motivation factor to keep exercising!

I know when I would leave the gym I felt like I could squat my own body weight because I felt so strong.

Obviously, I couldn’t do that because I’d only been going to the gym for about 4 days but still…

Feeling better about your body should generate more positive thoughts and feelings which may (hopefully) replace the negative ones that we all know far too well. 



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