Exercise: Good for your mind!
By now, you know that exercise does your body good. Physical activity helps to bump up the production of your brain's feel-good neurotransmitters, called endorphins. Although this function is often referred to as a runner's high, a rousing game of tennis or a nature hike can also contribute to this cause. Whatever gets the heart rate up to 85-90% of maximum targeted heart rate for over 20 minutes produces the same effect as taking an anti-depressant pharmaceutical. So exercise is not only good for the body but also for the mind!
People who are emotionally healthy are in control of their thoughts, feelings and behaviors. They feel good about themselves and have good relationships. They can keep problems in perspective. It's important to remember that people who have good emotional health sometimes have emotional problems. Stress and problems with family, work or school can sometimes trigger anxiety and frustration. People who are emotionally healthy are able to cope with stress and problems more effectively. Regular exercise can increase self-confidence and lower the symptoms associated with mild depression and anxiety. This can ease your stress levels and give you a sense of command over your body and your life.
You can learn to become more aware of your thoughts, and their powerful role in your life. What and how you think affects your emotions and your reactions to the surrounding environment. Everyone holds the potential for positive changes and happiness and all the tools you will ever need in life are given to you at birth! You just need to find the unique secret code to unlock your toolbox- and that isn’t always so easy. By learning, exploring and understanding power of your mind, you can change your life and experience personal reawakening and achieve remarkable things.