How Exercise Can Improve Your Mood

To some people, going for a run seems like the worst thing in the world. To others, it’s a way to relax and clear their mind. Studies show that the latter camp seems to have the right idea. Exercise, and not just running, is a great way to improve your mood. Today in the Empower Adventures Tampa blog, we’ll talk about the mental health benefits of exercising.

It Releases Endorphins

Exercise boosts your mood using your own brain chemicals. When you exercise you’ll get a boost of feel-good endorphins, which helps you to feel happier and less anxious. You may have heard of the phenomenon called “runner’s high.” This is the release of endorphins they get from exercising hard!

Exercising also increases serotonin production, which will help you regulate mood and sleep cycles. Getting enough sleep has a huge effect on your mood, and exercising will help you sleep more soundly. So if you’re ever in a bad mood, try going for a run. Getting back from a good exercise session and relaxing is a great way to help yourself feel better.

Clear Your Mind

One great thing about exercise is it gives you the perfect opportunity to clear your mind. Since you’re focused on what you’re doing, you won’t be thinking about your worries and obligations. You can just keep your mind on the task at hand. This gives you less time to have negative thoughts, all while getting that endorphin boost.

You Can Expand Your Horizons

There are so many different ways to exercise that you can always find something new if you get bored. You could kayak, kickbox, lift weights, play sports, the list goes on and on. Trying new things is great for your mental health, and by combining exercise with trying something new, you’ll be getting all kinds of mental and physical benefits.

It Makes You Healthier

This might be obvious, but if you exercise regularly, you’ll be healthier. The healthier you are, the less fatigued you feel throughout the day. You won’t get sick as often. You won’t have health problems to deal with. Need we say more?

The best part is the barrier to entry is extremely low. No matter what your fitness level is, you can start an exercise routine. Whether this means you take a 15-minute walk every day or you go for a 5-mile run is up to you. Everyone can start somewhere, and there’s always room for improvement.

Come to Empower Adventures Tampa

There are plenty of ways to get active at Empower Adventures Tampa Bay. We have team building programs, a suspension bridge, zip lining, and more! Contact us today or browse our website to learn more.