Exercise may trim your waistline. It may improve your self-esteem, flexibility, posture, strength, physical function, and physique. The list can be endless. We have placed a lot of emphasis on physical health and ignored issues to do with mental wellness. It should be more about the transformation of the entire body.
Exercise can also be a powerful depression and anxiety-reducing agent, it lowers blood sugar, it can be a boost to your metabolism. It will make you sleep better at night, get you energized throughout the day and more relaxed and positive about yourself and your life and a better sense of well-being. Exercise sessions do as much for our mental and emotional wellbeing as they do for our physical health.
You might be feeling overwhelmed, exhausted, hopeless, bad about yourself or you may be in pain. Instead of resorting to alcohol or drugs or even harming yourself or those around you. Regular exercise or participation in your favorite sport can help boost your immunity and reduce the impact of stress and anxiety as it makes you more resilient.
Participation in sports and exercise can boost physical and mental energy, can relieve tension, stress and enhance well-being. Focus on your body and how it feels as you exercise. Pay more attention to the rhythm of your breathing, the feel of the weight or feet hitting the ground to interrupt the flow of constant worries running through your head.
Our necks, face, and shoulders tense when we are stressed leaving us with painful headaches or back and neck pains. Stress could also lead to insomnia, stomach upsets or heartburn. Exercise and stretch to break the cycle, relax the muscles and relieve the tension in the body.
Exercise time could be a quiet moment or the distraction to break the cycle of negative thoughts that feed depression. Participation in physical activity promotes all kinds of changes in the brain including a sense of calmness and well-being. It encourages the release of endorphins ( body’s painkiller) which will leave you feeling pleasure and serotonin (the happy chemical). A hormone whose deficiency leaves some individuals with depressive illness
Exercise improves concentration, memory, mood, and motivation. It is a great non-pharmacological way to help with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder. It can boost the brains dopamine, serotonin and norepinephrine levels which improve attention and focus as a result.
- ENJOY THE OUTDOORS.
At Feel Fitness Center, we regularly take our members out for hikes and outdoor adventure pursuits. The outdoors allows for absorption of vitamin D. Compared with exercising indoors, exercising in natural environments is associated with greater feelings of engagement, together with decreases in tension, confusion, anger, and depression. Our members have also reported greater enjoyment and satisfaction as they commune with nature and like-minded individuals. Try, a new sport, a new gym, a new hobby, a new activity, a new YOU. Don’t stress,explore.