With the rise in work from home opportunities, inadequate physical activity and an increase in…
When we get sick, our first reaction is to take medicine to treat ourselves. If you get a headache, you might take an aspirin. An upset stomach may call for a nice cup of tea and some Pepto-Bismol. What do we do when we notice we find it hard to fall asleep? How do we respond to a rise in our blood pressure or blood cholesterol? Sure, prescribed medicine can be helpful, but we cannot rely on that alone.
They say laughter is the best medicine but Exercising works just as well. Exercising increases endorphins, dopamine, and other brain chemicals associated with feeling happy and confident. Give it a try, and your mood might improve gradually. It is cheaper, more beneficial in the long run, and a great way to also improve your mental health. It is like killing two birds with one stone (or several birds that is). Exercise allows you to stay in shape and has been proven that people who consistently exercise are most likely to lead healthier and happier lives. Exercising increases endorphins, dopamine, and other brain chemicals associated with feeling happy and confident. Give it a try, and your mood might improve gradually.
Exercising also helps to utilise pent-up energy inside of you. Sometimes we want to release some stress or detox ourselves from negative energy. Life has its hurdles and sometimes we come home feeling frustrated and stressed. Put away that wine bottle and hop onto a treadmill instead. You’ll feel much better. For a quick way to release anger, one can go for a jog, do some boxing or lift weights.
An apple a day might not be enough to keep the doctor away but at least 30 minutes of exercise can save you from those strenuous doctor bills. Life goes by fast, but we can make use of our time by being as productive as we can be. We don’t want the doctors to lose their jobs, but we also want to keep in mind that we must treat our bodies as holy temples. God only gave us one body, let’s take care of it.