Tiffiny Hall Shares 8 Surprising Things That Happen When You Exercise



We all know exercise is good for us, but we often don’t know why exactly, though the doctor says good for our hearts and waistlines yada yada yada.

When you embark on your new happy fit lifestyle, it means your bod is gonna rightfully go through some changes, some expected and some more surprising than others. Knowing why things happen can motivate us to get off the couch and press play on a TIFFXO workout.

Unfortunately many expect an instant and quick fix. It’s not always that simple. A lot, like, a lot happens to your body when you first start working out, and I’m not just talking stronger muscles and more energy.

Perhaps one day it’s super hard to sit down, or you can’t lift your spoon to your mouth, all of a sudden you’re getting a solid 8 hours sleep and you never seem to own anything clean for the gym anymore.

Check out some surprising things that happen when you exercise:


Lettuce reach for that salad
No seriously, you’re gonna find you’re actually craving super healthy foods to provide the nutrients it needs to fuel your exercise. Working out more regularly will mean your appetite may increase but guess what, you’re not necessarily going to reach for that packet of chips or that double choc brownie, you may surprise yourself by reaching for a more nutritious snack instead (Have you checked out my TIFFXO snack list yet?).


There is a little phenomenon known as the ‘Transfer Effect’ when we learn new skills and start improving parts of our lives, it automatically triggers a desire for improvements in another. So pretty much, working out can inspire healthy cravings. Winning!


Hello Body, it’s me, Tiff.
You’re going to find now that your body is a Temple of Happyfit rather than a Den of Garbage that it’s a lot easier to tune in and listen to your body’s wants and needs. You’ll find now you’re not so clouded, you’re going to know what’s going on. So if you eat that deserved burger or get woken up by a tired baby (Thanks Arnie) your bod is going to respond in a way you can recognize.


Starting a regular exercise routine like my TIFFXO program guarantees your life is going to get happier. I mean, it’s science! When we work out it rewards our body with an endorphin rush that not only promotes happiness but also helps block pain receptors, protecting you from both physical and emotional pain. You’ll soon be addicted to the sense of euphoria getting on a shine brings, and you won’t be leaving your Dojang anytime soon.

Consider your digestion and metabolism SUPERCHARGED

Exercise on the reg also superpowers your digestion. Before healthy living and a healthy diet, your digestive tract may have been sluggish and not performing as well as it should be. Regular exercise improves blood flow throughout the body and movement on the reg will keep your digestive tract moving too. Say hello to a regular life. Bonus points too for when you start consistent exercise is that your metabolism will also speed up as you gain muscles, burning more and more calories. So even on those days when you’re falling into that 20% Naughty Ninja basket, you don’t have to worry about it as your body is responding to it more efficiently than ever before.

Beat the Blues
With winter coming up the days are getting colder and darker very quickly all of a sudden. Don’t let the seasons changing de-motivate you and listen to this instead – your new workout routine is actually gonna help you say see ya later to those Winter Blues (Noone wants to be S.A.D). Getting your shine on gets those endorphins pumping, builds up that Ninja confidence and helps distract the mind from any anxiety or sad feelings.

Brain Power enhanced.
Get ready for some serious mental clarity coming your way. You’ll soon notice that your brain juices are flowing smoother and that focusing and thinking, in general, becomes a lot more clear. Getting your shine on actually increases blood pressure and blood flow everywhere in the body, bringing more energy and oxygen to the table, making the brain perform better.

The Shiniest trendsetter on the TIFFXO block
Another thing that happens when you start to exercise is, that your healthy habits are starting to rub off on everyone around you. When people can see the benefits of a lifestyle change, they get curious and want benefits of their own. All of a sudden those who were once besties with their local burger bar are coming to you for advice on how to make their lives as #happyfit as possible.

Celebrate good, happy fit times, c’mon!
It’s a pretty nice lightbulb moment when the switch has been turned on and you realise you’re no longer approaching exercise as a chore or something to strike off your “to do” list, it’s something you’re genuinely excited to do and look forward to the shine. I’m all about fitness with meaning and making it fit into your life. Get happy fit with me and my Ninjas every day at tiffxo.com


For more information on Tiffiny Hall’s online health and fitness program, head over to www.tiffxo.com

Tiffiny Hall


Tiffiny Hall is the founder of www.tiffxo.com, an author, expert trainer, journalist and television personality, best known for her role as a trainer on The Biggest Loser, which earned her a Logie nomination for Most Popular New Female Talent.  Currently the resident Health Expert on Channel Ten’s program The Living Room, Tiffiny Hall is one of the highest qualified female martial artists in the world for her age. She is a Sixth Dan Black Belt Master Instructor, a qualified personal trainer with a Diploma of Sports Coaching, specialising in martial arts. Tiff is passionate about creative writing and has published four novels with her next Young Adult novel set for release in 2018. She has written four health books and a cookbook.

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