The Importance of Exercise
I’m writing this with the creeping discomfort that I am being a bit of a hypocrite, as this week I have done sod all exercise. But doesn’t mean I can’t share information and really believe in it’s value.
Actually, I don’t have to ‘believe’ it, it has been scientifically proven that exercise does impact positively on mental health.
This isn’t just a zen glorified idea of gentle stretches, while you mindfully meditate. But of pushing your body intentionally.
Sweating and working out aerobically have been shown in studies to improve your mental health by regulating the neurotransmitters: norepinephrine (aka noradrenaline), serotonin and dopamine, as well as releasing endorphins, which are more publicised.
So get out your trainers and get moving to benefit your neurotransmitters in your brain, as well as give yourself a boost, body and health wise. Now that I’ve posted this, I know I have to!