Author: Zvonimir Brnas
Very often you will hear people talking about exercising and workout importance. Most of the time they think of fat loss, decreasing level of cardiovascular disease risk, building toned and more attractive physical appearance or something similar to that. What majority of people forget is how exercising can affect your mental health and become a life-changing habit. In further paragraphs, we will highlight a few examples of how exercising can make your life better.
- Exercising is a ventilation process
We all know how stressful and demanding our life can be. Very often we sink in the sea of problems, and after a while, we are tired of swimming in it. Everyday life is becoming too much for us. We need some mental ventilation and five minutes for ourselves. Instead of lying in a bed you should choose some kind of exercise. It can be an easy workout like jogging.
If you are more experienced in sports it can be some kind of strength training with weights. For those of you who prefer more calmy access they can choose yoga or pilates. It does not matter what you chose, as long as you chose 5 minutes for yourself. The world will become a less stressful place if you choose to sweat a little bit. A change in focus is very important. Can you choose a better focus changer than workout?
- Socialization component
When you change an environment, as times goes by, you are more and more familiar with it. Compare your first day at high-school or college and a list of your friends today. The majority of them are probably from the list from those places. You were getting more familiar with it, and later meeting friends for a lifetime. It is the same thing with any kinds of exercise.
You will become a member of a larger group. As times goes by, you will also develop a sense of belonging. Building a new perspective is a very important thing here. Different people will offer you different views on your life and on everyday events. In a blink of an eye, you will be invited to the birthday party of your friend from pilates class or from your group training sessions.
- Increased serotonin level
We all know how important serotonin is for our all-around health. It is the chemical that highly affects our mood. High level is associated with happiness and elevated mood while lower levels correlate with depression. Different studies show how exercise has a very good influence on our serotonin level. When it comes to exercise choices, the aerobic exercise makes slightly better results when serotonin increase in question. Those are exercises like running, swimming or cycling but you will not make a mistake if you chose any other kind of workout. It is important that you do them at least for 3 hours per week. That is 30 minutes per day separated from 24 hours only for yourself.
- You will be more productive
Besides better over-all health status, with any kind of workout, you will build better immunity. That will cut sick days and increase your blood flow to an optimal level. That results with better blood flow in your brain. With more energy and better energy transfer through your body, forget about lazy days when you are too exhausted for anything. Energy will come out of you and your surroundings will notice that. With more energy, you can do whatever you want without any problems. Your mind will stay focused and sharp.
- Connected with nature
Besides being more connected with yourself, exercise can also be a way of getting a healthy link to nature. Whether you try cycling, horse riding or just hiking in the forest, you will start noticing more and more the importance of all the natural creatures, along with trees and even the effect of wind. There are plenty of ways to make your workout a bit more eco-friendly and in the end, you will feel encouraged to take action into making this planet a better place to live.
As the title says, exercising is really a life-changing habit. You will feel the exercising results very quickly once you do it. In a week or two, the first wave of positive energy will come. Your task is to surf those waves and to swim in the sea of happiness and positivism.