We all know that exercising releases endorphins, and endorphins make happy people. So it’s time to get up and get out. It is time for you to start combatting your stress and even possibly depression. Thankfully, exercise can help you with just that. Some sunshine and physical activity can work wonders on your mood and relieve your body and mind of unnecessary stress. Even if it feel like your world is crumbling down and all you want to do is eat ice cream all day, your life is in your hands, and that means so is your mood.
Exercise is good for not only improving your mood, but also your overall self-image. So here are some simple ideas to get into the swing of things.
Seems easy enough, doesn’t it? Going for a walk outside will give you a relaxed view of your neighborhood, give you some much-needed fresh air, as well as some vitamin D, which is shown to improve mode and combat depression.
Starting a garden is more than just a way to get in some much-needed activity, sunshine, and fresh air, it also helps you create something that you can physically see and be proud of. It creates an escape from your daily stresses in healthy and constructive way.
Take a dance class, and if you already know how to dance, shake off that rust and get out there. If you have a partner or a couple friends, bring them! If you don’t then go alone and find someone to dance with. Dancing is great exercise, and social interaction can help reduce stress as well.
If you can do one or more of these things and turn it into a habit, then you will see that your stress will quickly be reduced. Obviously, exercise doesn’t solve your problems, but it gives you a healthy coping mechanism.