Exercising does not only burn calories. Sufficient physical activity can relieve your body of stress. Aside from toning your body up, exercise have several effects that can help improve your sense of well-being:
Exercise can pump the level of your endorphins up. Endorphins are the feel good hormones of the body. It is a natural high when you feel good and a few laps around a nature park or an exciting game of basketball can shoot up your endorphins.
It is meditation in motion. When we are involved with some physical activities, we tend to forget all the problems and stressful things of our everyday lives. In the long run, movement may provide focus which allows you to center on your self just like in meditation.
Regular exercise brings good mood. Exercise aside from improving one’s body also bolsters an individual’s self confidence. Studies have shown that a good amount of exercise can help lower the risk for depression and anxiety. A good command of the body helps a lot in getting rid of stress.