Everyone knows that routine physical activity will help you look and feel your absolute best, but those benefits aren’t just skin deep. Regular exercise can also help with a variety of other health benefits. Let’s explore 5 ways that exercise benefits more than just the physical.
- Boost Your Mental Health
For those that suffer from anxiety or depression, light to moderate exercise can help alleviate some of the symptoms of those mental health conditions. Physical activity promotes the body to increase endorphin levels produced by your brain that spread throughout your body to make you feel happier.
- Stress Less
A bit less stress in our lives would make most of us happier. A regular fitness routine could help decrease stress in your life. As your heart rate increases, your body starts to reverse stress-induced brain damage by producing a chemical that improves cognition and mood. Plus, a stable routine could lead to your body handling stress better in the future.
- Work Hard, Rest Easy
Find yourself tossing and turning at night? Making some time for a daily workout could help you sleep soundly! Physical activity has calming effects on the mind, while also helping to regulate your internal alarm clock that controls when we feel tired and alert.
- Sweat Out, Confidence In
Increased self-esteem and self-confidence are benefits of regular exercise. Beyond feeling more confident about your physical appearance, sticking to a routine, and conquering your goals will help you feel more connected—body, mind, and spirit.
- Get Smart
Did you know that regular exercise can help boost your brain power too? Cardiovascular exercise helps create new brain cells that help improve brain performance overall. It could even boost creativity and mental energy, so you can conquer the day a bit stronger!
Want to learn about appropriate exercises for you or your loved one? The caring providers and expert staff at Culbertson Memorial Hospital work hard to help you reach your health goals.