Then I recommend you get up and start moving because exercise is a wonder drug. I constantly hear clients say a good workout relieves excess stress and is pivotal to their happiness. Regular exercise can have a profoundly positive impact on both our body and our mind. What else relieves stress, improves memory, helps you sleep better and boosts your overall mood?
Why is Exercise So Powerful?
Regular exercise can spark up your sex life via increased circulation and more energy. Thirty minutes a day of sweat-breaking exercise, such as running and swimming, can do wonders to boost your libido.
However, as with everything, overdoing exercise can actually trigger chronically elevated cortisol levels. It’s all about finding the “just right” dose of exercise that works for you. Alternating between cardio and yoga or pilates will provide a great balance. Most importantly, find something you love and do it consistently.
Reduced Belly Fat:
Exercise makes your cells and muscles more sensitive to insulin, requiring you to need less. Less insulin means less belly fat.
When your cortisol levels are high, you become insulin resistant and store belly fat. Too much cortisol also increases sugar and carb cravings and stimulates emotional eating. Have you ever noticed that when your stress levels are high, you go in search of comfort food?
Promotes Brain Health:
Your brain performs so much better on exercise. Exercise improves memory, learning and concentration. Intense exercise has been shown to be a very effective antidepressant. When you exercise your brain becomes more elastic. Exercise also help to improve your mood, boost energy levels and reduce overall stress both physically and mentally.
Reduces Chronic Disease Risk:
Exercise does this on multiple fronts. It protects your heart and reduces both heart attack and stroke risks. It reduces inflammation, the root cause of almost all chronic diseases. Exercise helps balance your hormones, therefore reducing the risk of breast cancer and other common cancers.
Reduces Toxic Load:
Vigorous exercise, the kind where you work up a sweat, allows your body to release toxins through your skin. Whilst gentle exercise stimulates your circulation and assists with flushing out all the toxic fluids which accumulate in your lymphatic system.
Disclaimer: This blog is for general informational purposes only and does not constitute the practice of medicine, nursing or other professional health care services, including the giving of medical advice, and no health care provider/patient relationship is formed. The use of information on this blog or materials linked from this blog is at the user’s own risk. The content of this blog is not intended to be a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment. Users should not disregard, or delay in obtaining, medical advice for any medical condition they may have, and should seek the assistance of their health care professionals for any such conditions.