Exercise doesn't just change your body, it changes your mind, your attitude, and your mood.
When most of us think about starting an exercise regime, it's often triggered by aesthetics.
- Your clothes are feeling a bit tighter.
- Your body is a bit more "cuddly" than you're comfortable with.
- You simply don't like what you see when you look in the mirror.
We tend to associate exercise with having a need to "look" good.
If this is the reason why you exercise, then that's fine but not everyone exercises to look good or to be a certain dress size and this is something which is both refreshing and fabulous.
The longer I work as a fitness coach, the more I come across people who get a lot more from exercise than just feeling better in their clothes. It may start out as wanting to look good in a certain dress or to lose a few pounds. But very quickly it becomes so much more.
Exercise Doesn't Just Change Your Body
Exercise offers massive benefits that can greatly improve nearly every facet of your health from the inside out.
- Exercising regularly can facilitate the production of hormones that make you happier and help you sleep like a baby.
- It can also revitalise your skin's appearance, help you maintain a healthy weight and lessen the risk of chronic disease.
- Physical activity helps you build muscles and strong bones. It improves blood flow to the brain and helps brain health and memory.
- And most importantly, in today's hectic world, when we are often so busy and constantly feeling fatigued, exercise improves energy levels.
Exercise Improves Your Mood
Exercise is a wonderful way to improve your mood and your general mental health. Many studies have proven that the release of endorphins in the brain during exercise help to fight stress and relieve anxiety. This release of endorphins act like a 'drug' within the body and cause a feeling of happiness and alertness which raise your vibrations and boosts your mood.
So the next time you feel a bit grumpy, why don't you do some exercise and help yourself turn that frown upside down. Get ready to embrace positivity and joy, why would you not want to?
Exercise Improves Energy Levels
Exercise and movement help to get the blood pumping. When blood is flowing through your body at an increased rate, the amount of oxygen and nutrients delivered to your vital organs, muscle and tissue increase. This, in turn, helps everything work more efficiently.
When everything is working more efficiently you will have more energy to tackle your day head-on. Increasing the amount of exercise you do will have your jumping out of bed without hitting snooze and seizing the day with your new found energy.
So when you feel fatigued and don't feel like exercising, repeat after me "Exercise to Energise".
Exercise not only changes your body, but it also changes your mind your attitude and your mood. It is something we all have access to, something we can all do and certainly something we can all benefit from.
Don't knock it until you've tried it. The next time you workout, check in with your mindset and general levels of energy and compare how you feel before, to how you feel after.
Trust me, I already know what the answer is going to be.
Co-Founder Pepper Hustle
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