Undoubtedly, the COVID-19 pandemic break has taken a turn on a lot of us; some more than others and others more than some.
Between the loss of jobs, naira devaluation, keeping up with the social and human rights, and even social media itself, it has been more than a turn on our mental health.
In the spirit of reminding ourselves of what’s really important, we’ve decided to show you some of the benefits of exercise on our mental health.
The constant worry and lack of care for your mental health can lead to even more stress, creating a vicious cycle between your mind and body and exercising is an effective way to break this cycle.
If you spent months at home with little or no physical exercises, chances are it will be very difficult for you to bounce back to the hustle and bustle of life the way you’d like to. This is why we’ll be discussing the benefits of exercise on your mental health.
As well as releasing endorphins in the brain, physical activity helps to relax the muscles and relieve tension in the body. Since the body and mind are so closely linked, when your body feels better so, too, will your mind and overall mental health.
That being said, here are five benefits of exercise on your mental health:
1. It Promotes Positive Attitude And Outlook
Getting in 15 minutes, 30 minutes or even an hour workout every day would make anyone feel better about themselves, and when your outlook is right, things just become easier to accomplish.
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2. Boosts Your Energy Level
Think about eating healthy, eat a lot more fruits and vegetables, with some water and watch just how ready you are to slay your daily targets.
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3. Helps You Manage Stress and Tension
Not only is a day at the spa needed to manage stress and tension but a simple workout at home could go a long way. It could be a bit of skipping or jogging, look out for activities that wouldn’t stress or drain you any further.
4. Helps You Fall Asleep Faster
This has to be one of the things many people struggled with the most at the beginning of the lockdown, sleeping schedules changed. One of the greatest benefits of exercise, especially evening routines, is its ability to put to quick and sound sleep.
5. Improves Your Self-image and Self-confidence
Maybe this should’ve been our number one. The most obvious benefits of exercising are how physically toned you get and remember if your body is feeling great, your mind would follow suit.
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