Why does exercise help fight stress?

Let's say you had a stressful day and are looking forward to a comfortable evening on the couch so you can decompress.

That's all well and good, but as we will explain below, exercise is a more effective way to combat stress. So you should probably get in a workout before you veg out in front of the TV.

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Exercises that target your trouble zones – do they really work?

Beer belly, saddlebags, lunch-lady arms – every person has so-called problem areas where fat seems to accumulate more quickly. The fitness industry advertises products and exercises that claim to specifically target and get rid of these fat deposits. But these promises unfortunately have little to do with the reality. It may be advisable to tailor your exercise program to focus on the desired areas, but the problematic flab will not be specifically reduced. You cannot choose which fat to target with your workout – it’s mostly genetic predisposition that determines where fat will be stored or burned first. But it’s still possible to strengthen and sculpt specific areas of your body. Keep reading to find out how – and what the different problem areas actually mean.

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Bewegung ist gut fürs Gehirn

This is how you influence your brain by movement

You think working out is only good for your physical health? That’s not entirely true, since movement can also positively influence your way of thinking. A study conducted by the Max-Planck-Institute confirmed that there is a connection between your muscles and your brain. Working out doesn’t just help you improve your physical fitness level but can additionally help you study and prevent diseases such as depression or dementia.

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Charlotte Kuhrt steht für Selbstliebe und Body Positivity.

Charlotte Kuhrt in an interview with FiTS about beauty, working out and doubting yourself

Regardless of whether the trend is “Thigh Gap” or “Bikini Bridge” – society is constantly conveying an extremely skinny and well-toned ideal image of beauty. This image, as it is constantly suggested by advertisements, is not only unrealistic, but above all unhealthy. It is nice to see, that the number of counter movements to these unhealthy trends is constantly growing. A tremendous example for this is Charlotte Kuhn. The blogger advocates body positivity and self-love. Her Instagram account shows her looking healthy and gorgeous in a size 46. We met her to have a chat about beauty, working out and doubting yourself.

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