Scientific studies have shown that physical exercises significantly reduce the symptoms of mild and moderate anxiety and depression and can effectively lift a person’s mood.
When you do sports, your mind is interrupted from everyday worries, the blood flow in the brain is activated and you feel happier. Exercise helps regulate the levels of stress hormones (adrenaline, cortisol, etc.) in your blood, so it can help treat mild symptoms of depression and anxiety. At the same time, the so-called “happiness” hormones – endorphins, serotonin and dopamine – are released during sports, which reduce pain and improve mood. Improving physical condition leads to self-confidence, a sense of pride, and motivation to move forward.
Regular physical activity helps maintain a good mental and physical condition, slows down the aging of brain cells. Helps with critical thinking, learning, concentration, and memory development.
Exercise and other physical activities can be a great way to have fun. Find a physical activity that will give you pleasure.
So if you want to reduce stress, improve your emotional state and feel happier, start doing physical activity!