Health Diaries: How Exercise Can Boost Your Mental Health?
We all know that exercise is a great way to stay in physical shape but many people pay no attention to the emotional and mental health benefits of regular exercise.
So today, we are going to discuss these benefits and hopefully inspire you to get off that couch and hit the gym or get outside!
Trust me, by doing this, your body and mind both will thank you for it!
Let’s get started…
One of the best mental benefits of doing exercise is stress relief. Daily working out can help you manage physical and mental health.
It also increases concentrations of norepinephrine (norepinephrine – means a chemical that can moderate the brain’s response to stress.
When it comes to your mental health… Don’t wait for the perfect time 🙂
Go ahead and get sweaty and become mentally healthy
Working out can boost the body’s ability to deal with your mental stress. Don’t you think, it’s a win-win?
Exercise creates feelings of happiness. According to one of the studies, exercise can even alleviate symptoms among clinically depressed. Due to this, many health experts suggest that those who are suffering from depression and anxiety (or those who constantly feeling LOW) needs to start to work out.
Did you know, exercise work same as antidepressant pills in treating depression?
Yeah, that’s right!
So the point here is, if you are not the gym type, then at least working out for around 40 to 45 minutes daily can help to boost your overall mood.
Step on the treadmill to look more fit and perfect. Undoubtedly, working out helps in boosting your self-esteem and it also improves your positive self-image.
Do you want to gain an extra boost of self-love? Then take your workout sessions outside in your outdoors.
Yes, you heard that right! Working out in a beautiful outdoors can truly increase your self –esteem even more.
Your workout can include hiking, rock climbing or walking or anything you love doing it. The other benefit is you will get Vitamin D from the sun and that helps in reducing the depressive symptoms.
So, why book a spa day when a little fresh air and sunshine and exercise can work wonders for self-confidence and happiness?
Exercise helps Prevent Cognitive Decline
Did you know as you get older, your brain gets a little hazy?
Sounds unfamiliar right? But it’s true.
You probably might have heard the about the Degenerative diseases called Alzheimer’s, right? This disease can literally kill off brain cells.
If you think a healthy diet can cure this disease, then probably you are wrong. So what’s the cure? The answer is exercise can do WONDERS!!! It boosts the chemicals in that are present in your brain and can help you recover from this.
There is no doubt in saying that working out can have positive effects on your brain. So what are you waiting for? For your great start, you can increase your motivation by gifting yourself new workout clothes or working out stuff likes Shakers or GYM bottles.
Get Started Today!!!!
All the best