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!


Rob Quimby, CPT

Owner, Fitness Lifestyle LLC



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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