Researchers have long time explored what are the benefits of exercises and defined more of them, such weight control, metabolic syndrome, type 2 diabetes, reducing the risks of cardiovascular disease, and even cancer. In addition, regular workouts strengthen your bones and muscles, help you stay active and mobile as you age, increase your flexibility, and helping you live longer.
The many other benefits that exercises are linked to the mental health and mood is no exclusion. The mood-enhancing benefits can apply everyone. In the article below are explained 10 ways how they effect:
- Exercise can help you think more precisely and make better decisions
Physical activities (exercises) influence a development of a specific part of your brain known as a ventral prefrontal cortex, which is responsible for decision-making and emotional processing.
- Exercise can help reduce negative moods
Comparing the behavior of the people who practice or not, it is concluded that those who are physically active are less prone to the negative emotions like fear and help them to decide whether certain situations are risky or not. The exercises help you better process negative emotions and improve your positive.
- Exercise helps you resist stress
Stress, as a common state of many people, can be more effectively solved by performing exercises that help to improve all overall health. It happens because exercise actually alters a part of your brain called the dorsal raphe nucleus, which is responsible for mood and for alerting you to the presence of stress in your environment.
- Exercise reduces tension and anxiety
As exercise increases your serotonin level it helps to increase positive emotions and decrease negative ones.
- Exercise improves memory
The hippocampus, a part of the brain, which plays a key role in helping you retrieve old and form new memories, is also, stimulated by doing exercises or other appropriate physical activities.
- Exercise improves cognitive performance
You don’t need so hard because even short bouts of intensive exercise during your workday can increase performance and productivity.
- Exercise helps reduce pain
Everyone experienced a feeling of pain reduction that accompanies long sessions of exercise. It is not necessary to run marathons to see the pain-reducing benefits of exercise, you can benefit even with low-intensive activities like water aerobics or similar.
- Exercise increases body satisfaction
Those who exercise regularly can be aware of the increased body satisfaction immediately following exercises. Those who work out generally report higher levels of body satisfaction compared with infrequent exercisers.
- People who exercise report having better romantic relationships
It is obviously that exercise makes you feel better about yourself, more self-confident that can even improve your sexual life and helps you be smooth over any issues you might have in the relationship with your partner.
- Exercise makes you happier
Studies have shown that the people who exercise are happier.