Exercise isn’t just great for keeping you looking fantastic… It also helps you feel fantastic too! I don’t just mean physically, I mean mentally and emotionally, exercising literally makes you happy!
Here are 6 reasons why exercise is a great ‘pick-me-up’ choice if you are feeling down:
Stimulates Happy Chemicals - Exercise stimulates dopamine production in your brain and it is this neurotransmitter that is largely responsible for the feeling of happiness. So if you are feeling a bit low, get up and go for a run to help get that dopamine pumping.
Energises You - It seems like a strange concept, especially when you feel tired after a long day, however you may be surprised at just how much more energised you will feel if you can drag yourself to exercise!
Relieves Stress - Feeling stressed? Exercise is a brilliant way to relieve stress and tension from both your muscles and your mind! Plus I always find I come up with my best solutions to my problems when I am working up a sweat!
Eases Anxiety - Regular exercise is recommended for people who suffer from anxiety disorders, because of both the short term and long term benefits.
Regulates Sleep - Regular exercise helps regulate sleeping patterns too. Not only will it help you sleep at night time, it will actually help improve the quality of your sleep.
Boosts Your Confidence - If you are exercising regularly you have the benefit of all the above reasons to feel good, but you will also be looking your best too, and that will help boost your confidence!