Your personal “refresh” button

Over 2,000 years ago, Hippocrates said, “Walks are a man’s best medicine,” — and it turns out, he was right! We now know that when we exercise, our bodies release a cocktail of feel-good chemicals like serotonin, dopamine, and endorphins.

Once that feel-good cocktail gets going, you may also experience:

  • Less anxiety
  • Reduced symptoms of depression
  • Feelings of relaxation
  • Creative solutions
  • Better focus

Just to name a few incredible benefits.

It doesn’t matter if you’re kickboxing, dancing, running on the treadmill or lifting weights… Movement is like pressing your brain’s “refresh” button when you need a mental and emotional reboot.

It’s easier said than done… But once you get going, the benefits are undeniable.

Need help getting started?

Here are a few tips:

  • Start small.
    Instead of committing to an hour-long workout, try a 10-minute walk.
  • Find what you enjoy.
    Don’t like lifting weights? Then don’t start there! Try yoga, a hike, dance — as long as you’re up and moving, it counts!
  • Focus on how you feel.
    If you tend to look for physical results immediately after you start a new workout habit, focus on the mental and emotional results instead. Noticing how much better you feel can make it easier to want to stick with it!

    REFERENCE:
    https://neurosciencenews.com/fitness-neuroscience-23228

Rob Quimby, CPT

Owner, Fitness Lifestyle LLC

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Rob is the owner and founder of Fitness Lifestyle Personal Training. He has been training for over thirty-three years; seventeen of those years as a personal trainer helping others reach their goals.

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