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In this month’s blog I am going to discuss the link between Fitness and Mental Health. How does fitness effect our mental health and why?
The reason to writing about this topic is because many people consider fitness as optional while it is a must to maintaining mental health as it is also a major factor to leading successful lives and healthy bodies. Please read below for Fitness Benefits to Mental Health.
Exercise relieves Stress
It’s a well-known psychological benefits. Also one of the biggest reasons why people take up exercise. The science behind it is well documented, as well as it’s calming effect on a stressed mind. But how does a physically stressful activity on the body actually end up relieving stress?
Exercise releases neurochemicals into the brain. The big ones being endorphin, dopamine, and norepinephrine. These chemicals are associated with better cognitive functioning, alertness and elevated moods. In addition to dumping feel good chemicals into your head, it also helps purge stress hormones from your body cortisol and adrenaline.
Exercise gives you Emotional Resilience
One study separated participants between those who exercised regularly and those who didn’t. Both groups were equal in mood before the experiment. Then they were exposed to a stressful event. They observed that the physically fit group actually had smaller declines in positive mood than their more sedentary counterparts.
It seems that people who get regular exercise are able to maintain a more positive attitude and emotional outlook after something stressful occurs. This gives exercisers yet another level of protection from the day to day stress that happens to all of us.
Exercise prevents Depression
Preventing depression is even more important than fighting it. Research tells us exercise helps the symptoms of depression, but scientists didn’t understand how. At least until a study proved some key points. During stressful situations, there’s a harmful substance that builds up in the blood. The blood then carries that substance to the brain. People who exercise regularly have a protein usually produced by skeletal muscle through physical activity. The more physical activity you do, the more protein produced. So by doing regular exercise you build up the amount of protein in your system. When stress strikes, the protein eliminates the harmful substance, and shields your brain from symptoms of depression.
Exercise improves Self-Esteem
Self esteem is important if we want to live a happy life. Low self esteem creates stress, depression, and anxiety. Also, it can negatively impact our job and academic performance. If gone unchecked it can also cause a number of other unhealthy behaviors.
Exercise has been shown to affect self-esteem positively in all ages. Many studies reported finding a change in self-esteem through exercise. In fact, the more physically fit one was, the higher one’s self esteem. One final result they reported was that the type of exercise program could also affect the level of self-esteem. So if you’re looking to boost your self-esteem, go hit that pavement, pool, or treadmill.
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September is here! Summer is almost over, schools are back and almost everyone is resuming their work and life routine. Although it may seem like fun is over, some people feel good about having their lifestyle organized and look forward to starting over a new season, as a new beginning to a better version of themselves.
I would like to seize the occasion to discuss the importance of maintaining a healthy and balanced lifestyle during autumn. Thus, I will dedicate this month’s blog to offer you some useful tips to staying active in Autumn and also to adapting yourselves and making healthy changes to improve your health. Read on for autumn fitness and nutrition tips:
Keep on exercising: Exercise is important now as in any time of the year. As the weather cools, stretching is even more important, as is exercising indoor. Yoga and other flexibility-enhancing movements will help us stay young and fit. Also, it is important to note that we feel as young as our spine is flexible. Our weight work and aerobic activities are also vital and will help us stay fit, toned, and strong and will support the immune function and circulation. A vital body rarely gets sick.
Boost your immune system: With the changing season, now is the perfect time to boost your immune system. Mother Nature will help you boost your immune system through some of the best natural immune-boosters such as: drinking plenty of fresh water, eatinng plenty of raw foods, garlic, lysine, probiotics, Vitamins B, C and D, E3 Live, mushroom, zinc and honey.
Drink sufficient water and stay warm: You may not feel as hot as over the summer months so you might not feel the desire to drink as much, however, fluid loss is still an important consideration. Avoid cold drinks and ice, and Keep warm and start getting into those yummy soups!
Limit your alcohol intake: Alcohol can have many negative impacts on the body. It is high in calories and lacking nutrient value. Some researchers have also suggested that because alcohol is metabolized in the body first, any food consumed in combination with the alcohol will be more easily converted to fat. And finally, when you drink alcohol, You may be more inclined to indulge or make poor choices because you aren’t able to think clearly.
Eat healthy foods: Diet is an important focus now and you must learn to enjoy good foods. Most of us need more protein and heat generating foods in the colder months. They will keep our blood and energy moving.
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This months’ workout is the Boat Pose!
This pose could be very effective for ladies who has just given birth. This exercise fights lower belly pooch,an area that can be really hard to tone.
How to do it:
1- Sit with your knees bent, feet flat on a mat, and hands on the ground.
2- Lean your upper body back and lift your legs so your body forms a V. Stretch your arms forward, palms facing in.
3- Tighten your lower-ab muscles while keeping your shoulders relaxed, back straight, and chest lifted.
4-Lengthen your legs and engage your inner thighs. Hold for 5 slow, deep breaths, then lower your legs. Do 3 reps.