Depression is a serious condition that affects millions of men and women, adults and children living in the United States every year. Even if you don’t suffer from depression, you might find that you have a few down days every now and then. Those are the days when you want to stay in bed or spend the day in your home without dealing with the outside world. Whether you suffer from depression, experience bad days or have mood swings, exercise might be the solution to all your problems.
Have you ever heard of the expression runner’s high? This refers the euphoric feelings that runners sometimes get when working out. Those euphoric feelings come from the sudden rush of endorphins that the body produces when running. Anyone who engages in any type of exercise can also experience that same feelings. Endorphins are chemicals that the body produces that changes your mood. Most people find that an increase in endorphins make them suddenly feel strong enough to conquer the world. They improve their general outlook on life, experience intense feelings of happiness and generally makes people feel better.
Other Benefits of Exercise
Regular exercise can have a number of other positive benefits on your life. Those who exercise at least three times a week lose more weight than those who exercise less frequently. Regular exercise can also help you sleep better at night and fall asleep faster. You won’t wake feeling sluggish like you might if you took sleeping pills either. Other benefits of exercise can include improving your self-confidence, lowering your ratio of body fat, building better muscles and reducing joint pain.
The key to long-lasting happiness just might be regular exercise. The rush of endorphins that you get from working out can improve your outlook on life, better you general health and leave you with a smile on your face. Whether you join a gym or workout at home, you can get all the great benefits of exercise.