There is no doubt that exercising every day has many benefits. The pandemic has made us realize the importance of physical activity especially since we were required to stay indoors. Now that we all are begging for everything to go back to the way it was, we are trying to keep ourselves as busy as possible. And if it means creating a schedule that includes a workout then so be it!
If there are still those of you who are indecisive of whether they should start exercising or not, well this article is for all those lazy people! We will give you a reason to feel motivated because there are so many benefits to working out. Research has shown that exercising every day can even help prevent you from getting staunch diseases such as diabetes, cancer, blood pressure, obesity. And sometimes even help cure them.
First let’s look into how exercising everyday can help sustain your mental health, because this is an area that is seldom talked about.
Exercise and Mental Health
1. Chemicals that induce “happiness”
Did you know that every time you exercise or show do any sort of physical activity, your body releases chemicals such as serotonin, dopamine, oxytocin and endorphins that cause you to feel relaxed and happy? These chemicals are reasonable for when you feel like socializing and meeting new people, or just being productive. The lack of these chemicals can make you feel isolated and alone. There are medicines that can be prescribed for these chemicals, however why would you opt for medicines when the recipe of feeling better is in your own control!
2. Gives you a Chance to Socialize
The idea of going out these days is daunting, and we agree. However there is no reason why you can’t go out on a walk in the open air. Exercises such as walks, going out for a run or even going to the gym on regular day, these are all great ways of leaving the house, getting some sunshine and meeting up with your friends (from a safe distance of course)! This is especially beneficial for those who have been feeling lonely and trapped in their homes! Exercise gives you a reason to go out and be healthy!
3. Strengthens your Brain Activity
We can’t be the only one who has realized that sleeping all day and sitting around has affected our brain activity. Our memory has become foggy and we have become less responsive. Well some simple physical activity can cure that easily! Every time you exercise your body circulates blood, when this blood reaches your brain it makes it work more effectively and your nervous system becomes stronger. This has many beneficial side effects such as:
- Improved memory
- You become more responsive
- You feel more alert and active
- You become more observant of your surroundings
- You feel positive and motivated to do new challenging things
4. Reduces Anxiety and Stress
Some of the best recommendations that psychiatrists and psychologists give their patients is to try and release their energy. Because the energy that they have tends to pile up sometimes and if it is not released in an efficient way it can turn into negative energy that causes symptoms of anxiety and stress. Thus it is highly recommended to do activities such as boxing, swimming, running, yoga and aerobics because these all give a person an opportunity to release their built up energy and use it in a more productive manner.
5. Something to Look Forward to
We are constantly thinking of how to remain busy and active in this pandemic, and exercise is something we get to look forward to. When you set a goal for yourself, you want to achieve it and that encourages you to do something about it. We have made it our goal to be healthier physically and mentally by being physically active!
Exercise and Physical Health
1. Helps in Digestion
If you suffer from indigestion, acidity and you generally have difficulty regulating bowel movements then physical activity is your best friend. Even if you decide to walk a few minutes every day you will find yourself feeling a lot more healthier, less acidic and we can guarantee that you will feel that your digestive system is working better.
2. Blood Circulation
When you exercise regularly your system will circulate blood more thoroughly throughout your body leaving you to feel more rejuvenated, energetic and just simply alive. So why not take up a habit that will help you feel more productive and ambitious?
3. Sweat helps emit Toxicities
When we exercise the sweat that we produce is just not smelly sticky water leaving our bodies, it in fact carries the toxic waste that our body has strained through our blood. So sweating is actually a good thing! It helps us remain healthier.