The Mental Aspect of Physical Fitness    

The Mental Aspect of Physical Fitness    

Everyone knows that regular exercise leads to better physical health and increases agility. However, not everyone is aware that regular exercise can help you with better mental health, better sleep, and even gives you relief from anxiety and depression.   

So, What Exactly Are the Mental Benefits of Doing Regular Exercise?

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Exercise is much more than just physical push, muscle building, and physical capacity. Exercise does help you with better health, longer life, and a better physique. But that’s not enough to motivate someone to sustain his/ her exercise routine.    

Those who don’t exercise are not aware of the fact that people with regular exercising habits exercise because it gives them immense mental satisfaction.

Such people are more productive, can work for longer hours, can sleep properly, and wake up on time which ultimately contributes to rich mental health.    

Many people complain about anxiety and depression. Such people are more likely to catch heart diseases. However, exercise relieves you from all of these issues.    

Exercise Counters Anxiety

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Exercise is the easiest and the most effective way to suppress anxiety. Regular exercise releases endorphins in the body which relieves you from stress, besides boosting your mental and physical energy. Exercising is such an effective way that while exercising, you will be able to feel like some burden is being lifted off your body.    

Exercise Counters Depression   

Medications do help you fight diseases and ailments, but you have to pay heavy prices in terms of the side effects of those medications. However, exercise is such a natural medication, that it gives you nothing but various advantages. There are several reasons why exercise is considered to be one of the most significant methods to counter depression.    

Regular exercise helps in neural growth, reduces inflammation, and helps the brain release necessary enzymes for healthy growth of the brain itself besides better agility of the body.  It can also help with improved memory and concentration. This is because exercise increases dopamine, serotonin, and norepinephrine levels in the brain.   

Exercise Counters Stress  

Everyone has felt stress at some point of time in their life. In fact, in today’s world, there is barely a  day that goes by when a person doesn’t feel stressed. Stress can lead to headaches and neck aches.  Stress is such a silent but dangerous disorder that it can even lead to heartburn and diarrhoea, among other problems.   

Regular exercise can easily counter such problems. Physical activities relax body muscles along with increased endorphins synthesis.   

So in a nut shell: 

Physical activity is a very important aspect of healthy living. Besides physical health, exercise also keeps your mental status thriving. This helps you focus on your overall life and activities and helps you become a better person in terms of performance and productivity. Exercise can help you counteract heart diseases, diabetes as well as other physical ailments that are caused due to physical weakness.

For more fitness related tips or for live online personal training, please get in touch for a health consultation. nicki@fitnessfaster.com.au   

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