3 Psychological Benefits of Exercise
BENEFIT OF EXERCISE– Exercise has many other benefits than just giving you a slim body to fit in those cute outfits. Apart from giving you healthy joints, bones and heart and a healthy immune system, physical fitness does a lot for your psychological well-being, as well.
Let’s have a look at these 3 Psychological benefits of exercise-
1.Combats Anxiety Disorders
Studies have found that exercise helps to calm mild to moderate anxiety disorders. It was found in the study that people who work out have a significant number of new neurones specifically designed to release the neurotransmitter GABA, which inhibits brain activity, keeping other neurones from firing easily. These neurones shush and quiet activity in the brain, resulting in low anxiety levels..
2. Helps Reducing Depression-
Working out releases “happy hormones”, hence, reduces depression. Exercising releases endorphins, the body’s natural antidepressant. It also releases neurotransmitters like serotonin which lift your mood. As a result, the loss of appetite is cured along with disturbed sleep patterns.
3. Increases Sex Drive-
Exercise also increases sex drive by increasing the blood flow in the right places which makes both men and women sexually aroused. Consequently, the sex is more pleasurable and satisfying.
Now, when you’ll be looking in the mirror after a good workout, remember that you are improving your mental health, too!