Exercise and Mental Health
Too many people think they've got to be a gym rat or a fitness fanatic to reap the benefits that come along with exercising on a regular basis. This couldn't be more inaccurate. All ages can learn to use fitness/exercise as a powerful tool to improve overall well-being simply by starting today.
Some positive impacts of exercising are:
-Improvements in depression
-Improvements in anxiety
-Improvements in memory
-Better sleep routines
-Boosts your overall mood
-Leaves you with a sense of accomplishment/self worth
When it comes to reducing depression and anxiety exercising should be at the top of your list. The regularity of exercising promotes endorphin's which are natural chemicals in the brain that promote positive change and help energize your spirits! Best of all, it can replace awful prescription anti-depressants with no long term side effects.
Strong Mental Health= Better sleep = More energy
Exercise can help regulate certain sleep patterns. With better and consistent sleep patterns you'll be waking up more energized and rejuvenated, ready to take on the day ahead of you- it all goes hand in hand. Just like the body needs sleep to recover and recoup, as does the mental aspect towards fitness.
The goal of DW FIT is never to turn people into some devout gym goer. I couldn't care any less when it comes to that. My goal (hopefully for my clients now as well) is simply to get people moving and staying active. Remember, fitness and exercise is not only about trimming waistlines, toning muscle and for physical improvements. Many times it's used as that powerful tool to help keep people centered, anchored or simply in a healthy state of mind.
Stay consistent, committed and enjoy the payoffs of living a strong and healthy life. Physically as well as mentally.
"If you correct your mind, the rest of your life will fall into place." -Lao Tzu
Exercising regularly is good for the body but also a great and effective way to improve your mental health.