- It increases oxygen flow.
When you exercise, your heart pumps oxygenated blood to working muscles – the more muscle tissue you have, the more oxygen you receive and use, leaving you feeling charged up and full of energy (pumped!).
- It improves brain function.
Exercise doesn’t just increase oxygenated blood flow to your muscles; it also delivers a steady stream of oxygenated blood to your brain. When you train hard (think HIIT) you leave feeling invigorated and mentally sharp.
- It’s social and fun.
Positive social interaction is a great way to lift your mood. Being around others who are sweating with you, is an excellent way to connect with like-minded people. Group fitness classes or meeting a friend for a training session, not only keep you accountable and more likely to turn up, but also allow you to connect and feel that you belong.
- It helps you feel a sense of accomplishment.
Completing a workout in a set time, hitting a set pace or lifting a new PB enables you to develop a sense of accomplishment - especially when everything else in your busy life is stressing you out. If you accomplish nothing else that day, finishing your workout has burned calories and recharged your brain.
- It increases “happy” feelings.
When you exercise hard, it increases levels of neurotransmitters such as epinephrine, serotonin, norepinephrine and dopamine, all of which influence your energy levels and make you feel great.
Stress and depression can change your brain chemistry, so skipping your workouts when you feel down can prolong bad mood.
Here at Move Health and Fitness, we don’t just think of exercise as a way to lose weight and look great— we know it can help you feel great, too. Exercise can help change your mood. It will leave you feeling sharp, confident and ready-to-go.
Contact Team Move today to learn about how Move can lift your body and mind on 0406 750 137