In our fast paced society its becoming more and more important to look after both our physical and mental health. We need to look after ourselves, and there is no better way than through regular exercise. The link between regular activity and good mental health has been well documented in recent times. Here's four key ways that regular training and exercise can help you feel your best!
1. Better physical health means better mental health. Improving your health and longevity with exercise can save you a great deal of hassle in the short run by strengthening your immunity to colds and the flu and the long run by helping you stay healthier longer, and enjoy life more because of it.
2. Exercise improves confidence. Simply put, exercise can help you lose weight, tone up, and maintain a healthy glow and smile. The benefits of exercises are endless, but improving your confidence and self worth has to be near the top of that list. You may also start to feel an upturn in your mood as you train more frequently and with more consistency.
3. Exercise can be a source of social support. We are social creatures by nature. and the benefits of having a strong support network cannot be understated. Physical activities can be social activities as well, whether it be a chat with your personal trainer or making friends with fellow gym goers. So whether you join an exercise class or you join the local running or football club, exercising with others can give you that double dose of stress relief and sense of connection.
4. Your quality of life improves. Exercise has been proven to improve the lives of those who engage in it, from a physical, mental and emotional standpoint. It's a positive feedback loop that constantly reinforces itself through feelings of self confidence, achievement, self worth and a sense of connection. You will start to see your life improve in many ways once you commit to regular exercise.