Exercise and Mental Strength

Exercise is good for you, it’s also good for your mental strength. It helps enhance your mood, helps you build your mental strength, keeping the minds sharp, and you physically fit, outlined below:

Sharper memory and thinking

The same hormones that make you feel better also help you concentrate. Exercise stimulates the growth of new brain cells and helps prevent age-related decline.

More energy

Increasing your heart rate several times a week will give you more aerobic fitness and stamina. Start off with just a few minutes of exercise per day and increase your workout as you begin to feel fitter.

Stronger resilience

Exercise can help you cope with mental or emotional challenges, in a healthy way, instead of resorting to alcohol, drugs, or other negative behaviours that can make your symptoms worse. Regular exercise can also help boost your immune system and reduce the feeling of stress.

Higher self-esteem

Regular activity is a real benefit for the mind, body, and soul. it can improve feelings of self-worth. Exercise can help you feel better about your body shape and, by meeting even small goals, you’ll feel a sense of achievement.

Better sleep

Even short bursts of exercise in the morning or afternoon can help regulate your sleep patterns, which helps with mental strength. If you prefer to exercise at night, relaxing exercises such as yoga or gentle stretching can help promote sleep.

Remember to take exercise in moderation. Too much exercise can have adverse affects on your health, Give yourself a day off between exercising so that you give your muscles chance to rest.

21 Feb, 2020

2 thoughts on “Exercise and Mental Strength

  1. Only recently have I have realized how helpful exercise has been for both my physical and mental strength.

    I haven’t been able to get into exercise, because of my social anxiety, and having done it, found out that it wasn’t all that bad and most people really don’t even seem to notice.

    I have definitely noticed the difference after being so sick for the past week or so and not being able to work out like I was.

    Seeing as I’m still paying for the gym membership, I do need to get back into it more, considering how much of a difference it makes to mental strength too.

    1. Sounds good Randy. Easing yourself into an exercise routine slowly and gently will be a good boost for you. Exercise and mental strength are good motivators and go hand in hand.

      I understand how anxiety can stop us in our tracks. Being able to put diagnoses to our struggles helps, but what helps us more is changing our attitude to what we deal with by pushing through our struggles.

      I’m with you there. Keep doing what you’re doing Randy, it’ll be great to see how you’re getting on again, in a few weeks’ time.

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