People have many different reasons for working out, but most of them align with the pursuit of feeling good. Physical activity is phenomenal because it delivers both physical and emotional rewards. Many people are satisfied to stay there, working out to feel better about themselves. While this is admirable, they don’t know they’re missing out on a higher level of fulfillment. At CrossFit 2 Serve, we work out not only to feel great, but to make our community great with our service.

In our last blog, we shared two ways that serving others benefit you, including a longer lifespan and increased happiness and self-worth. Today, we have two more great payoffs of working out to serve others!

Your Blood Pressure Goes Down

  • Studies have proven that adults over 50 who volunteer about four hours a week are 40 percent less likely to suffer from hypertension four years later than non-volunteers. This means that focusing on others both lowers your stress, keeps you active, and maintains your social networks. As we age, our social networks tend to shrink, and volunteering is the best way to keep making connections. And don’t use the excuse that you’re too old to join our CrossFit gym – our workouts can be tailored to any ability, and we believe that you can contribute until the day you die.

Depression Loses Power over You

  • One of the biggest ways depression gets to a person is isolation. Because volunteering keeps you connected with other people, you have a built-in support system when things get hard.

When you see the chin-ups you’ve been working on pay off by empowering you to lift a beam of wood that will form the structure of a family’s house, you will experience a high you’ll never forget. Contact us in Las Vegas today!

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