Exercise Beyond The Body: What Else Does It Do For You?
Sure, exercise can tone your body and take off pounds, but its benefits can go far beyond the physical! Setting fitness goals to achieve your wished weight and condition are paramount, but just wait ’til you see the abundance of other advantages exercise really provides!
Relieving stress, reducing anxiety. Physical exercise can really release the mental pressure you feel from life, work, relationships etc. Stress builds and eventually must go somewhere, if you don’t channel that negative power constructively, it either explodes outward or erodes inward. Either way, getting rid of your stress and anxiety by working out will unburden your mind in an enlightening and beneficial way.
Lifting your spirits. No matter if your day is just going poorly, you awoke on the proverbial wrong side of the bed or the blues are weighing down on you, working out will improve your mood! If offers distraction and a simple time by yourself to regroup and rethink the situation. Beyond that, the chemistry in your body, such as endorphins and metabolism, will kick in and quickly rid you of that rainy day feeling.
Improving your self-esteem. Working toward fitness is a step-by-step process of tiny achievements, and every step you take builds up your self-esteem. Accomplishing a healthy goal on a regular basis will have you feeling good about yourself, your outlook and your overall ability to get things done. You might feel reluctant as you face the prospect of a strenuous workout, but no doubt, once you have completed it, your personal power is taken up by quite a few notches.
Increasing your energy. The more fit your body is, the more energy it will give you to get through every day. You can either sulk in the elevator on your way to the tenth floor, or skip up the stairwell instead. For every action there is an equal and opposite reaction, and when your initial action is positive and empowering, your energy is self-sustaining and boundless.
Boosting brainpower. Just the removal of the negative impacts mentioned thus far will alleviate the brain of so much counterproductive weight, you will feel a huge difference in your mental flexibility, clarity and function. With so much positive fuel and increased physical efficiency, you brain will be supercharged, and you, ready for just about anything.
Sleep tight! With greater physical strength and increased mental health comes a much better ability to rest well. You will find that sleep comes with ease, lasts longer and is of a much higher quality. Everyone knows the benefits of a great night sleep and this consequence of your healthier lifestyle will recharge your mind and body, enabling you to continue to greater heights with both.
As you can see, exercise shapes your inner self just as much as your outer self! The beneficial, domino effect it has on everything in your life is astounding, and well worth all the hard work and effort you put into it. Consider this profound affect fitness can have on your life, and get working out!