Strengthen Your Emotional Health

Suffering from depression, anxiety or stress can cause physical symptoms such as abdominal pain, headaches, muscle pain or tension among others. People who exercise regularly get a sense of wellbeing. They feel more energetic throughout the day, sleep better at night, have sharper memories and feel more relaxed and positive about themselves and their lives.

Easing stress and anxiety – reducing tension

Regular strength training and cardio exercise can serve as a distraction to your worries, allowing you to break out of the cycle of negative thoughts that feed anxiety, depression and other mental and emotional problems.

Sharpening brainpower and increasing self-esteem

The same endorphins that make you feel better also help you concentrate. Exercise also stimulates the growth of new brain cells and helps prevent age-related decline. Regular activity is an investment in your mind, body and soul. When it becomes a habit, it can foster your sense of self-worth and make you feel strong and powerful.

Lifting your mood and relieving depression

Exercise releases endorphins, powerful chemicals in your brain that energize your spirit and make you feel good. In fact, exercise can treat mild to moderate depression as effectively as antidepressant medication – but without the side effects. As well as relieving depression, research has shown that maintaining an exercise schedule can prevent you from relapsing.

Boosting energy and coping better

Increasing your heart rate several times a week will give you more liveliness. When faced with mental or emotional challenges in life, exercise can help you cope in a healthy way, instead of resorting to negative behaviours that ultimately only make your symptoms worse. Regular exercise can also help boost your immune system and reduce the impact of stress.

Now that you know the many benefits of exercise and the positive impact it has on your emotional health, what are you waiting for? Find your nearest Curves women’s only gym and begin your fitness journey today!

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