BlogImage Management Looking for Happiness? Exercise

March 15, 2020by admin0

We all know the benefits of exercising regularly – it keeps your weight in check, makes you youthful and fit, enhances your immunity, keeps you healthy, and makes you physically stronger. But what if we tell you, it also makes you happy?

Most people would scoff at this statement. After all, most of us force ourselves to work out, thinking it is too much of hard work, and the results are longwinded and laborious.

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However, research has proven that it is true! Here’s how:

Happy chemicals = happy people: Dopamine, serotonin, oxytocin and endorphins are the neurotransmitters/neurochemicals responsible for our happiness. When we exercise, our brain releases dopamine and endorphins, ensuring a happy high. According to studies, when you start exercising, your brain recognises the increased heartbeat and pressure as stress. The brain thinks you are in danger and releases endorphins to fight the stress. These endorphins minimise the discomfort of exercise, block the feeling of pain and are even associated with a feeling of euphoria. So next time you are feeling down in the dumps – lift, jog, or go for a run!

Less stress = healthier life: As mentioned earlier, the brain recognises exercise as a form of stress. And when you start subjecting your body and brain to this stress every day, they become better at handling all other forms of pressure as well. This means a healthier and happier you in the long term.

Tired body = better sleep: Facing trouble falling asleep?Take up exercising! When you sleep, your body temperature drops and this drop in temperature helps you sleep. When you exercise five to six hours before bedtime, your body temp drops lower than normal. This makes for better sleep, and a brighter ‘you’ the next day.

Reduced depression = fuller life: Studies have proven than people who exercise are less depressed than inactive people. People who have stopped exercising after maintaining a fit lifestyle for a while are also at risk. Exercise not only treats depression but also prevents relapse.

Fitter you = increased confidence: Most people fighting body issues are riddled with self-esteem issues. As you exercise and see your body transform, it does wonders for your self-worth. When you feel healthy enough to do anything you want to do, like playing with your kids, joining friends for sports, trekking with your significant other, life becomes amazing. So what are you waiting for? Go grab happiness by walking a mile!

Exercising helps you form a healthier and happier image of yourself, and projecting an appealing image to create a good first impression is the key to success in personal, professional and social life. At Renaé, we understand the elements that go up to make your Image that brings you great success. Join us today to help you with just that or a lot more! A brighter & happier future awaits!

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