Working out Isn't Only for Your Physical Health: Here's Why Studies Show Exercise Is a Positive and Powerful Mental Health Booster

Having a fitness and exercise routine is powerful for several reasons. It is key to promoting neural growth in the brain, which in turn can enhance feelings of calm and overall well-being. The body and mind are closely linked to each other. Exercise can bring on the release of powerful chemicals in the brain called endorphins-which help improve mood.

Did you know exercise is a natural and highly-effective anti-anxiety and stress treatment? 

It not only helps reduce stress and tension, it boosts physical and mental energy, which enhances well-being through the release of endorphins. Endorphins in the brain relax muscles and relieve tension in the body.

Studies show a daily fitness and exercise routine can have a positive impact on:

  • stress
  • depression
  • anxiety
  • PTSD
  • improved memory
  • better sleep
  • enhanced mood
  • reduced inflammation

You don't have to spend hours in the gym to get a boost. 30-minutes of exercise 5x a week or two 15-minute sessions can do the trick.

Eating healthy entails a nutrition rich diet-which is also a key factor to achieving the desired physique as well as supporting mental and emotional well-being.

For example, did you know avocados are rich in B vitamins which help keep healthy nerve and brain cells? Feelings of anxiety and stress may stem from a B vitamin deficiency. They're also rich in monounsaturated fat + potassium, which helps lower blood pressure.

Exercise and diet are essential to your overall well-being. If you aren’t sure where to begin but you desire to live  healthier lifestyle, I’ve helped many people just like you.

Start here: Sign up for my Free 5 Day Weight-Loss Meal Plan. You'll also find support and inspiration in my group, Team #DoIt2LoseItNOW--where you're never alone in achieving your personal health and fitness goals.

Start living a healthier lifestyle NOW.

 

 

Roland Manny