Regular exercise can have a profoundly positive impact on depression, anxiety, and ADHD. It also relieves stress, improves memory, helps you sleep better, and boosts your overall mood.
If you need more reasons to commit to healthy living, here are 5. Exercise will provide:
1- Help for depression and anxiety: Exercise is a scientifically proven mood booster, decreasing symptoms of both depression and anxiety. Physical activity kicks up endorphin levels, the body’s famous “feel good” chemical produced by the brain and spinal cord that produces feelings of happiness and euphoria.
2 -Decreased stress: Increasing your heart rate can actually reverse stress-induced brain damage by stimulating the production of neurohormones like norepinephrine, which not only improve cognition and mood but improve thinking clouded by stressful events.
3 - Increased self-esteem and self-confidence: it's not about the obstacles that you overcome in the gym - it's about the strength and confidence in your everyday life that you gain by overcoming those obstacles.
4 - Better sleep: Exercise helps regulate your circadian rhythm - which controls when we feel tired and when we feel alert.
5 - Brain boost: From building intelligence to strengthening memory, exercise boosts brainpower in a number of ways. Studies prove that physical activity boosts creativity and mental energy. So if you’re in need of inspiration, your big idea could be just a walk or jog away.
In what ways do you feel that fitness improves your mental health?
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