12 Mental Benefits of Exercise

1. Exercise will make you feel better!

Exercising release endorphins, making you feel happy and positive about yourself. Don’t we all want that?

2. Overall mood booster!

Exercising regularly will release tension. This translates into solved problems with depression and stress.

3. Confidence

When you exercise and relieve that tension while taking care of yourself, you can’t help but be proud of your accomplishments. You feel like a brand new you, and you know you look good.

4. It helps your body to have a high pain tolerance

Exercise can make you sore sometimes. At first it might be horrible, but after it happens a few times you learn how to deal with it. This leads to an overall increase in your pain threshold.

5. Work to improve your brain power!

Exercise causes your body to create more brain cells and connections. This means your brain becomes more powerful and has a greater capacity for learning.

6. Exercise improves your character

Sticking to an exercise routine will help you to develop the qualities of discipline, dedication, and determination.

7. Self-discipline

It also helps you develop the skills of compliance and adherence. These skills will have a positive effect in all areas of your life.

8. Exercise can help with addiction recovery

As mentioned before, exercise can help you to develop discipline. Overcoming addictions can become a lot easier when a workout routine is in place.

9. It also helps combat depression

Depression is caused by a chemical imbalance in the brain. Exercise induces “happy chemicals” to be produced more abundantly.

10. Fitness reduces anxiety

Using your energy in an effective way helps you to relax better.

11. Ever heard of “Runner’s High”?

That’s right! Vigorous exercise can make you feel great, giving you a natural high.

12. Concentration

Exercise can boost your concentration and mental awareness.

Source: http://www.treadmillreviews.com/blog/mental-benefits-exercise/

One thought on “12 Mental Benefits of Exercise

  1. This is so true – I find the mental benefits of exercise are the best thing about it, and yet they are so often overlooked. Thanks for this interesting and informative post!

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