Fit Friday: Exercise Your Stress Away
When we think of exercise, we often attribute its only benefit to losing weight. However, exercise is proven to improve your quality of life in more ways than one. Here’s how exercise can benefit you while under stress.
Exercise is the best medicine for your body.
When you work out, your body releases chemicals called endorphins. Endorphins help diminish pain while triggering a positive feeling throughout the body. Endorphins are also known as “feel good” chemicals for the brain. In other words, working out can be an awesome stress reliever! Not only will you look good, but you’ll feel great!
Exercise helps relieve depression.
As we mentioned before, exercising releases endorphins in the brain all while relieving tension in the body. Depression can be responsible for your tight muscles and ailing joints! Depression attacks the body mentally, emotionally, and physically, so the next time you’re having a challenging day go for a run!
Exercise can help you live a more fruitful life!
Unfortunately, when we become stressed, our nervous system releases stress hormones including adrenaline and cortisol, which can lead to more extensive health issues. Stress, along with elevated cortisol levels, can produce weight gain, hypertension, and insurmountable health issue. Exercise is one of the best defense against stress.
Always remember, life is not about what happens to you, but how you respond! It’s more rewarding to invest your money towards a trainer than a medical bill!
Anowa Adjah is a 200-pd fitness professional, motivational speaker, mother of twins, entrepreneur and the CEO of Powerhouse Physiques. She has solidified herself as an innovator and a master of many trades. With the success of the Powerhouse Physiques Workout DVD series and her transparency with real life issues, Anowa has generated over a million followers via social media and sold out events all over the country. Anowa is currently working on several projects and looking towards globally expanding the Powerhouse Physiques Brand.