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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.
Welcome to my blog! This month`s topic is about binge eating. I have many friends, family members and even my own clients seem to fall in the trap of this disorder. Some people workout on daily basis, but they never seem to lose weight although they have been consistent with their training routine. It is very critical to know the importance of our nutrition habits and food diets, and how it can affect our weights, moods and even emotional stability.
In my observations I have realized that some of them suffer from “binge eating”, which means
the consumption of large quantities of food in a short period of time, typically as part of an eating disorder.
Although they might not admit it, many people seem to use food as an alternative to fill emotional emptiness, boredom, anxiety, depression and more.
So, someday you feel depressed, anxious, and angry, so you head for the refrigerator and stick your spoon into a gallon of ice cream and you binge, the next thing you know you also ate the cake, the chips and whatever was there on the table. Then you feel depressed, anxious, and angry about bingeing and despair of ever being able to stop,
It’s not so much the amount or what you eat, but what it feels like. Is the food in control? After the first bite, can you stop?” If the answer is no, you’re on an eating binge. And I must say this can happen to anyone of us, but as it might affect our bodies and health on the long run, allow me to present to you way to prevent binge Eating:
Stop nighttime binges. On its simplest level, binge eating at night is often brought on by
starving all day, thus Doctors recommend that you eat a sensible breakfast and lunch, and you’re less likely to clean out your refrigerator at night.
Do something. Take your mind away from your forbidden food by focusing on
something that takes all your concentration, like reading a book or playing a puzzle, you can go for a walk. Just engage yourself in a mind full activity away from food. You will notice that you are really hungry, food just seemed as a waste of time and you can actually survive the rest of day.
Wait. If you feel the urge to binge, set the kitchen timer for 15 minutes and try to figure
out what’s going on: are you really hungry? Or is it because you are probably angry, bored…?If so, try to figure out why you feel so upset, and instead go for a run or a workout, talk to someone, just for you know, food won’t solve your problems”
Forgive yourself. You didn’t start bingeing overnight, and you won’t be able to stop that quickly either. Each small step that you take away from bingeing will help you feel better about yourself, but it can take some time to change your behavior completely. Forgive yourself in advance for setbacks. And just remember: To succeed, the trick is to try and try again.
Record your indulgences. Even if you’ve just eaten the whole box of Cadbury chocolate fingers or that large Lays chips, it’s not too late to do something about the binge, Write it down and track your eating habits, it will help you keep track and you can work on resolving what triggered the binge, so that you can figure out what to do differently next time.
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We all know that working out is essential to staying healthy, but we never knew to what extent.
Now, what we should actually emphasis on is how exercise can do wonders to your health!
Want to know why? Read ahead…
Exercise reduces stress. If it has been a tough day, take a walk or head to the gym for a quick workout.One of the most common mental benefits of exercise is stress relief. Working up a sweat can help manage physical and mental stress. So go ahead and get sweaty!
Exercising boosts happy chemicals. Exercise releases endorphins, which create feelings of happiness and euphoria.Studies have shown that exercise can even alleviate symptoms among the clinically depressed. Thus, doctors and therapist usually recommend that people suffering from depression or anxiety or those who are just feeling blue can spend a good amount of time working out, as part of their cognitive therapy.
It Improves self-confidence.On a very basic level, physical fitness can boost self-esteem and improve positive self-image. Regardless of weight, size, gender, or age, exercise can quickly elevate a person’s perception of his or her attractiveness, that is, self-worth.
Exercise controls weight.Exercise can help prevent excess weight gain or help maintain weight loss.When you engage in physical activity, you burn calories. The more intense the activity, the more calories you burn.
Increase relaxation and sleep comfort.Working out, even a moderate one can be equivalent to a sleeping pill, even for people with insomnia. Moving before bedtime raises the body’s core temperature. When the body temperature drops back to normal a few hours later, it signals the body that it’s time to sleep.
Exercise beats health conditions and diseases. Note that regular physical activity can help you prevent or manage a wide range of health problems including stroke, metabolic syndrome, type 2 diabetes,depression, and certain types of cancer, arthritis and falls.
therefore, the bottom line is, exercise and physical activity are a great way to feel better, gain health benefits and have fun. Go ahead and help yourself in order to conquer the world with your good looks and self confidence.
Today I will introduce to you The famous Plank!
This Type of exercise improves Strength.
you will mainly work yourabdominal muscles, the only equipment needed iss your body!
Step1: Get into a prone position on the floor, supporting your weight on your toes and your forearms. Your arms are bent and directly below the shoulder.
Step 2: Keep your body straight at all times, and hold this position as long as possible. To increase difficulty, an arm or leg can be raised.