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How Working Out Boosts Your Mental State

June 8, 2023

When we work out, endorphins are released. These are feel-good hormones that help to ease stress and anxiety. Exercise will do wonders for self-esteem and confidence, which greatly impacts our mental health. Incorporating small amounts of exercise in our daily routine does not have to be difficult. Start by just talking a walk or doing a stretch! Over time, you can increase the intensity of the workouts and try new movement types. Get your body moving and experience both the physical and mental benefits!

  1. Try mindfulness exercises: Incorporate mindfulness exercises into your daily workout. Focusing on breathing and/or gratitude can hep reduce stress and anxiety. Try a meditation on YouTube from
  2. Set achievable goals: Make sure you are setting realistic goals for yourself and celebrate all progress. Help boost your sense of accomplishment, which can positively impact your mental health!
  3. Use exercise as an stress-reliever: Exercise is a great way to relieve stress and clear your head! Go running, try yoga/barre/Pilates when feeling overwhelmed and stressed!
  4. Take breaks when needed: Rest and recovery are equally important to exercise. Take breaks as needed and really listen to your body. Over-exercising will lead to burnout and negatively impact our mental state.
  5. Find a workout buddy: Having a workout buddy puts the fun back into exercise as well as providing support and motivation when you need it most!
  6. Mix it up: Variety in your exercise routines adds spice! Try new activities and even change up your workout location to keep it fresh!

By incorporating these tips, you can improve mental health, reduce stress/anxiety, and increase overall well-being. Get moving!!

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