You don’t have to be a fitness fanatic
Exercise is one of the easiest and most effective ways of improving both your physical and mental health.
As well as lowering your risk of serious health problems, regular exercise can ease depression and anxiety, boost energy and mood and relieve stress.
You don’t have to be a fitness fanatic to reap the beneficial rewards either. No matter your age or fitness level, there are endless enjoyable ways to use physical activity to help you feel better, look better, and enjoy life more.
People who exercise regularly tend to do so because it gives them an enormous sense of well–being. They feel more energetic throughout the day, sleep better at night, have sharper memories, and feel more relaxed and positive about themselves and their lives.
By focusing on activities you enjoy and tailoring a regular exercise routine to your own needs, you too can experience the health benefits of exercise and improve your own life.
Easing stress and anxiety:
Regular exercise helps you take charge of anxiety and reduce stress. Exercising releases hormones that relieve stress and promote a sense of well-being.
Lifting your mood:
Exercise can treat mild to moderate depression as effectively as antidepressant medication.
Exercise also releases endorphins, powerful chemicals in your brain that energise you and make you feel good.
The same endorphins that make you feel better also help you concentrate and feel mentally sharp for tasks at hand. Exercise also stimulates the growth of new brain cells and helps prevent age-related decline.
Regular activity is an investment in your mind, body and soul. When it becomes habit, it can foster a sense of self-worth and make you feel strong and better able to deal with the issues life throws your way.
Increasing your heart rate several times a week will give your energy levels a boost.
Kicking off your day with a brisk walk or a cycle can help you wake up and help you feel more energised.