Iknow many think exercising is for those willing to increase theirmuscle size, trim their waistline, or improve their sex life, butthis is not the case. I came to learn that physical exercise is notonly good for improving one’s fitness but also one of the mosteffective ways of improving one’s mental health. According toRobinson, Segal, and Melinda, in their article, ‘The Mental HealthBenefits of ,’ regular exercise help in weight control,body strengthening, cardiovascular illness control, and healthyliving that assist in stress reduction, better sleep, and overallmood boost.
Accordingto Robinson, Segal, and Melinda it is crucial that we engage inmoderate exercise, regardless of age or gender in order to feel moreenergetic all the time, which is essential for better sleep at nightand mind relaxation. During exercise, our brains go through changessuch as neural growth and inflammation reduction, helping one to feelcalm (Robinsonet al., 2017).The brain also releases chemicals that energize your spirit, helpingyou to feel good. Apart from depression, exercise makes your mindstrong, allowing it to overcome anxieties. It also improves themental energy that allows your mind to easily interrupt constantanxieties that run through your head. As I continued to read thearticle, I also learnt that exercising help in improving yourmetabolic rate by increasing the working rate of the heart. Increasein metabolic rate relaxes the muscles and relieve the body tension.The body ends up feeling good, so as the mind, as both the body andmind are closely linked. There is no need for you to overworkyourself, just make sure the physical exercise you engage in ismoderate by ensuring that you do not run out of breath during theactivity and the body does not get overheated or very sweaty.
Isupport Robinson, Segal, and Melinda that exercises are good for ourmental health. I agree that regular exercises improve one’s bodystrength, which makes us more energetic. The body stays withoutcomplications such as trauma, anxiety, or stress. You stay throughoutthe day with a massive sense of well being, making you to sleep wellat night, feeling relaxed, which improves your mood.
Exercisingis also essential to your cardiovascular health. Regular exercisesreduce risks of heart attack or high blood pressure. Many believethat exercising can lead to heart diseases, but this is misleading.You do not need heart-pounding exercises to improve yourcardiovascular health, but some moderate ones. In doing so, themuscle’s ability to pull oxygen improves, reducing the purpose ofthe heart to pump more blood. The work reduction slows the heartrate, lowers blood pressure, and reduces stress, making you to have apositive mood all the time.
Manypeople in the world are suffering with obesity, which make themsuffer from memory and concentration problems (Preidt,2014).Healthy weight control can help you eliminate depression, loss ofself-esteem, and anxiety. Many people in the society who areoverweight have to deal with the weight stigma that make themstressed, thus lowering their mood. Losing weight through exercisemay help in improving your mood by ensuring that you are free andexcited to interact with anyone without worrying about your look,which is essential to your mental health.
Asoutlined by Robinson, Segal, and Melinda in their article, it isessential that you engage in daily physical exercises to lose weight,boost your body’s strength, and improve your heart’s health inorder to maintain a positive mood. Weight loss reduces stress whilecardiovascular health leads to increased body tolerance, which allimproves your mental health by ensuring that you are in an positivemood, have energy, stable emotions, good temper, and optimistic.
Preidt,R. (2014). Healthy Weight Loss May Bring Brighter Mood. Retrievedfromhttp://www.webmd.com/diet/news/20140624/healthy-weight-loss-may-bring-better-sleep-brighter-mood
Robinson,L., Segal, J., & Smith, M. (2017). The Mental Health Benefits of. Retrieved fromhttps://www.helpguide.org/articles/exercise-fitness/emotional-benefits-of-exercise.htm
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