How does exercise make you feel better and provide mental health benefits?
Here are 12 reasons:
- Exercise makes you feel better by releasing endorphins, making you feel happy and positive. Don’t we all want that?
- Exercise boosts overall mood. Exercising regularly will release tension.
- Exercise promotes confidence by helping you feel proud of your accomplishments. It will also do wonders to help improve your appearance.
- Exercise empowers your body with a higher pain tolerance. Exercise may make you sore at times (especially when starting), but over time it delivers the benefits of an increased pain threshold
- Work to improve brain power - Exercise will help to create more brain cells and neural connections.
- Exercise builds character - sticking to exercise develops discipline, dedication and determination.
- Exercise promotes self discipline through development of compliance skills. These will transcend into all areas of life.
- Exercise can help with recovery from addiction, by applying the above points, and more.
- Exercise helps to stabilise chemical imbalances. Endorphins (or "happy chemicals") are released when you exercise.
- Exercise reduces anxiety. Through exercise, you will learn to relax over time.
- You will experience the euphoric 'runner's high.' Eventually you'll learn to love exercise. You simply have to do it consistently, over a period of time.
- Exercise will help boost your concentration, enabling you to remain sharp and diligent, to become higher performing and more effective.