How Fitness Affects Your Mood

 

 

 

 

We all know that being fit is good for our body as it gives us strong muscles and bones, but are you aware that it has positive psychological effects as well? Effects like an improved mood and happier disposition?

Think about it for a moment. When you work out regularly, what happens? 

Lower Stress. One of the first things you may notice is that your stress level lowers. Things that used to send you over the edge now barely phase you. You work out all of your aggression at the gym, making you a much more pleasant person at home.

Increase in Endorphins. Then there is the fact that exercise increases your body’s release of endorphins, which are all-natural anti-depressants. This means that you can feel good without taking any prescription medications that sometimes have worse side effects than the issues they are trying to treat.

More Energy. It is pretty difficult to feel blah and lifeless when you have more energy going through your veins. Engaging in regular cardio and resistance training exercises improves your stamina which also improves your mood because you’ve got what it takes to handle whatever comes your way – and then some.

Feelings of Accomplishment. The simple act of completing your daily workout sets you up to achieve even better things, whether they be in your personal life or your career. After all, when you know you start reaching your goals, you begin to set even more of them. Before you know it, you’re on a winning streak that has no end in sight!

Improved Focus. Whether you take a walk around the block or run for six miles on the treadmill, both have a way of clearing your mind which ultimately improves your focus. You’ll get more done in less time, which allows you to enjoy your life a little bit and who wouldn’t be happy about that?

What activities do you feel improve your mood the best?

 

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