“Daily exercise supercharges your brain and provides clarity in your thinking.” – Judge Graham
If you are ever stressed, tired, or grappling with making a big decision, then you need to get your body moving. The benefits of being healthy are huge. You feel better about yourself, the way you look in clothes, how you communicate, how you think and on and on. Feeling good gives, you more confidence and that confidence allows you to achieve great things.
Exercise creates mental clarity and focus so you know what to prioritize. Feeling exercise gives you more energy to take massive action towards your goals. If you own your own business or manage a team, you should encourage some form of getting the blood flowing in the office.
In every company I owned, we had treadmill desks available and standing desk areas. We also had a yoga and meditation room. I encouraged team members to get up and walk around and stay moving. It would create more collaboration, ideas and team work all of which improved our company and our client’s results. I can almost guarantee if you are sitting at your desk for 8+ hours a day, you probably are not as happy in your life as you could be or at least in your professional life.
Here are 7 Mental Health Benefits of Exercise:
- Stress Reduction
Exercise increases concentrations of norepinephrine, a chemical that can moderate the brain’s response to stress. Exercise can reduce stress and the ability to handle it better.
- Release Happy Chemicals
Regular exercise releases endorphins, which create feelings of happiness and nirvana. Proven research has shown that exercise can alleviate depression.
- Prevent Cognitive Decline
As we get older our brains start to have cognitive decline. Regular exercise is a good preventative.
- Remove Anxiety
The chemicals that are released during and after exercise can help people with anxiety calm down.
- Increase Brainpower
Research has indicated the exercise can improve overall brain performance and help with decision making.
- Sharpen Memory
Regular exercise increases memory and the ability to learn new things.
- Get More Done
Research indicates that workers who take time for exercise on a regular basis are more productive and have more energy than their non-active peers.
So, make time every day to do some sort of physical activity. Your future you will thank you. Go get it! Make it happen!