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Mental Health Benefits of Exercise

A handful of people I know exercise to either lose weight, get fit or the most common reason; because the doctor ordered them to do so.  Whatever reason you choose to embark on a fitness journey; I believe the top benefit you get is a positive change in your mental state and below are some of the effects of regular exercise:

  1. Discipline

Once you start exercising you need to have a routine.  Exercise can be done at different times of the day so depending on what works for you each day will be structured to meet your exercise needs.   From experience exercising in the morning sets the tone for my day and working out in the evening helps me shake off stress after a long day at work.  I believe if you can stick to waking up at 5am every other day to exercise for at least 30 minutes it will be easier to incorporate order and routine to other aspects of your life.

  1. Appearance

I had skin problem for as long as I remember.  However, once I started to take exercising seriously my skin started to clear.  I started to drink more water, I was more conscious of what I ate and my confidence levels sky rocketed.  I can tell you this for free, if you’re looking for something that will boost your self esteem then go out and do any form of exercise today, you won’t regret it.

  1. Sweatwork

If you thought the only place you could network was at events where everyone is all dressed to the nines then think again.  Its 2018, times have changed!  Networking can be done anywhere especially while you’re exercising.  From taking a jog in the park, hiking, hitting the gym; chances of meeting someone with similar interests are highly likely.  Who knows, they may introduce you to new business opportunities or even better, convince you to try out a different form of exercise.

  1. Fight Stress

I know you’ve read this a million times over but it’s true; “Exercise releases endorphins, which create feelings of happiness and euphoria.”  Studies have shown that exercise can even alleviate symptoms among the clinically depressed.  If you need some stress relief, a mood lift or simply clear your head then there’s no excuse why you can’t also take advantage of getting your dose of feel good hormones through exercise.

  1. Improved Sleep

Good quality sleep is one of the many things your body needs.  I suffered from insomnia for close to a year until I discovered exercising.  Since then I’ve had nothing but beautiful uninterrupted sleep. Your body needs to recharge and prepare to tackle the next day with a refreshed mind and body.

 

If you want to have nothing but positive vibes and prevent and manage some diseases including obesity, type 2 diabetes, and high blood pressure then choose exercise.  It will bring out the best in you.

Pain that comes with exercise is stress leaving the body!

Fitness Bae®

FACT: Jogging regularly increases life expectancy 6.2 years for men and 5.6 years for women. – @BestScienceFact

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