How fitness can change your mental health status

How fitness can change your mental health status

Don’t we all agree that regular fitness can change the readings of your mental health? Every doctor would advise you to have 30 minutes of dedicated physical activity, that too at least 4-5 times a week. Continue reading, how fitness can change your mental health status.

How fitness can change your mental health status

Eases tensed muscles:

People with the most anxiety or people who are going through stressful periods have tensed muscles. This makes them have mood swings and feel wired. But this has a solution, moderate exercise would help them ease those tensed muscles and let go of the build-up tension.

Yoga for relaxation:

However, the correct form of exercise would help you deal with the stress better and get rid of tension and anxiety. I usually mix up all forms of exercises but my top preferred is Yoga. Since yoga is the best for stretching muscles and thus the goal. Stretch and relax.

Pause the negative thoughts:

It is a fact that mental health is sometimes connected with negative thoughts and this would lead to anxiety, depression and may even cause the OCD obsessive-compulsive disorder of having negative unwanted thoughts. Exercise would be the best thing you could do that would help you to interrupt the flow of the negative thoughts as well as you being fit and healthy.

Good health with no unwanted thoughts would be everyone’s cup of tea. But it would depend on individuals as well. With a clear mind, practice, consistency, and dedication you would get the best results.

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Amazing boost of self-esteem and self-image:

Tell me if I am wrong! Being healthy, fit, and being in shape would give us amazing confidence in appearance and thus give us one more reason to work out. When you feel better while you look yourself into the mirror, this is what happiness is all about. “Happiness in small things”

Small goals, bigger help with mental health:

I am an absolute “small goal setter” Happiness I get when I reach my small goals is immense. Having small and reachable fitness goals would lead to performing better the next time you work out. Self-esteem would help if it is related to physical appearance.

Your stress response:

Mental health issues are directly linked to stress. If we observe, people with mental health issues would stress out so much and more quickly than people without mental illness. Being fit would do very well in checking the stress levels of individuals.

‘This blog post is part of the blog challenge ‘Blogaberry Dazzle’ hosted by Cindy D’Silva andNoor Anand Chawla in collaboration with RRE Studios.’

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25 Comments

  1. Very true , Sadvika. Exercise does a lot of good to Mental Health.You have shared so many detailed an d elaborate points.I can vouch for its effectiveness.

  2. Exercising is surely recommended and it has immense benefits on our mental health too.so rightly mentioned all the points in the post.Trying from a long time and wil start as a motivation through your blog

  3. Completely agree, there are times when a simple workout changes my mood and mental peace

  4. I can’t agree more… exercising releases endorphines in the body n immediately brings in the feel good factor. All the points you’ve spoken about are valid.

  5. So apt. True wellness is when we feel happy and confident both mentally and physically.

  6. I’ve experienced this first hand, so I can resonate with every word of your post! It is high time physical activity was relieved from only being associated to weight loss.

  7. Ur right dear, excersise definitely does open the mind to freshnes and new thots

  8. Absolutely right. Keeping active and staying fit helps a lot in good mental health. When feeling low, just going for a walks puts you in a better mood.

  9. Very true! Staying fit and yoga helps a lot with mental issues also. On the journey to stay fit you become not just physically but mentally also fit.

  10. So true. Fitness is a great way to boost mental health. I am a firm believer in yoga for both physical and mental health.

  11. As someone who takes fitness seriously I agree with all your points. Exercising has a positive impact in n our mental health and makes us feel fresh and active.

  12. So agree. I’ve been practicing yog for over five months now and it has done wonders for my physical and mental well-being. Great post.

  13. I completely agree with your post. Excercise is a great way to reduce stree and help mental health. Especially during the day, taking in a bit of sunlight also helps a great deal. I havent been regular these last 2 months with my daily walks and I can see the difference both physicall and mentally. Your post is a wake-up call to restart my walks regularly.

  14. This is so true! Fitness helps create endorphins which make you feel happy and active- it’s a healthy cycle to indulge in!

  15. Agree, exercise sure change your mental state. For me it’s a perfect stress buster and also it keeps you in shape.

  16. I completely agree with your points. Fitness improves mental health by reducing anxiety, depression, and negative mood and by improving self-esteem and cognitive function. Finaes has also been found to alleviate symptoms such as low self-esteem and social withdrawal.

  17. Absolutely! Excercise is not only a great way to feel good physically but also mentally – it has subtle healing qualities and is an instant mood-lifter!

  18. Absolutely! Exercise is not only a great way to feel good physically but also mentally – it has subtle healing qualities and is an instant mood-lifter!

  19. This is so very true. I’ve seen the benefits evidently. But apparently not finding time now. But I guess a little motivation can help

  20. I agree to this post totally. Exercising is a great way to boost energy and keep our mental health stable and improved.

  21. Physical exercise means a lot and leave a positive effect on your body and mind. Your all points are valid.

  22. You are right Sadvika, physical exersice contributes a lot more than just loosing weight or getting back in prepregnancy shape. I love my workout sessions be it Yoga, HIIT, Run & walk, Dance or Dancersice. I love to do all these and feel change myself, positive change in many ways.

  23. Physical exercise should be must in ones life

  24. Yes definitely… If I’m ever feeling down and out, a good workout is all I need to feel better.

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