indicates that people who exercise on a regular basis have better mental health
and emotional well-being. So why are you sitting there?!
as we know, is great for our physical health. It helps to keep our hearts in
good shape and our weight under control. In general, we are lowering the overall
risk of heart disease. However, being active has a knock on affect that is
often overlooked as it is also a powerful mood booster and stress buster.
out doesn’t only exercise the body it also lowers the stress hormone cortisol,
which in turn helps relieve feelings of anxiety. It encourages the brain to
release endorphins and serotonin which are often referred to as the bodies’ feel-good
chemicals because of the positive impact on mental health. So it is easy to see
how exercise is not only helping you keep physically fit but also having a
positive effect on your mental health.
exercising regularly the likelihood is that you will sleep better. Poor sleep
quality and mood disorders have been closely linked. Sleeping well boosts cognition
because your body works to support healthy brain function while you sleep.
who are active often report feeling a sense of achievement which in turn
increases their self-esteem. When we make new year’s resolutions and stick to
them this gives us a sense of empowerment and control over our lives with an
increased ability to cope.
only does exercise give you the chance to try new experiences such as walking,
gym, cycling and dance classes, it provides the perfect opportunity to
socialise and meet new friends. When meeting new people and experiencing new situations,
the mood is enhanced accordingly.
more active increases your fitness and your energy levels and this also has the
positive impact on your mental well-being.
Don’t be put off.
you think of exercise you probably have a vision of working out in the sweaty gym
toiling away! However, research has indicated that just 30 minutes of moderate
to intensive working out each day can provide significant benefits to overall
well-being. So forget the gym, put on the walking shoes and go for a quarter of
an hours walk at lunchtime, and a quarter of an hours walk in the evening - whatever
The brain loves exercise.
is a benefit to taking your first walk of the day before you go to work. Exercise
pumps blood to the brain which increases your ability to think clearly. This
will have clear benefits when you arrive at your place of work with a clear
mind and an action plan.
conclusion, regular exercise is a no-brainer, it is simply a matter of making
it part of your daily routine because the benefits are enormous.
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