There are psychological and physiological reasons that fitness improves your feeling of well-being. When you stay active, it keeps your body and your mind younger. It helps fight inflammation while boosting circulation. That makes you feel better physically and emotionally. A direct correlation exists between a lack of exercise and depression or anxiety. Many therapists use it as an adjunct therapy since it works better than some medications and has no side effects.
When everything goes wrong, take a deep breath and walk for a while.
You can lift that funk with a little exercise. It doesn’t take much to do it. Getting up and moving around can help clear your head and aid in putting some perspective on your problems. The increased circulation increases oxygen and nutrients to the entire body, including the brain. Walking improves memory and focus. It builds more brain neural connections and helps maintain healthy brain tissue. Walking can clear away the cobwebs, calm your nerves, and leave you feeling rejuvenated.
Stress causes you to feel bad.
The same thing that helped the caveman to survive is now killing millions of people. It’s the fight-or-flight response—the body’s way of dealing with stress. It causes changes in the body to prepare it to fight or run like the wind to avoid danger. In caveman days, it was vital for survival. By diverting blood flow to the limbs, the caveman could run faster and further, or fight for survival better. Stress can occur in many situations today. A traffic jam, an angry customer, and noisy neighbors can cause stress but fighting or running isn’t a good resolution, so you don’t reverse the changes and end up with physical and mental issues.
Lack of self-esteem and confidence is a breeding ground for depression.
When you lack self-esteem, your feeling of inadequacy automatically makes you feel bad. It leads to a lack of confidence that shows in your body language. Regular exercise can help you lose weight, get fitter, and in general, feel better about yourself. Studies show that just starting an exercise program improves people’s self-image in a few sessions, even before you can see any results. Exercise improves your posture, one of the mirrors to view self-confidence. When you have good posture, you’ll look more confident to others, who treat you that way. Their response to you builds your inner belief.
- Exercise improves the production of serotonin. Serotonin is most known for its regulation of sleep, but it also helps improve your mood. Exercise also slows the production of chemicals that affect your body negatively and cause you to feel depressed.
- When you workout regularly, it helps take your mind off your problems, even if it’s for a short time. After exercising, you’ll have a feeling of accomplishment that transfers to other areas of your life.
- Put on some happy music and dance like nobody’s looking. When you combine the movements of dancing with happy music, you’ll improve your mental health in several ways. The lyrics, the upbeat melody, and the physical activity of dance.
- At VIP Fitness, you’ll get all the benefits of exercise, plus a welcoming, friendly environment. We’ll help you reach your fitness goals and provide nutritional tips. Eating healthy and exercising both improve your mood.
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