Exercise is not only good for burning calories and keeping our body healthy its good for our minds as well! Personally I have a completely different day if I don’t get my workout in. Not to mention if I already know I am gonna be on the treadmill at 7 am the next day I’m probably not gonna have that 2nd glass of wine. Besides those little things here are a few more ways excercise actually makes us more happy the natural way!
1. Ever heard the phrase “runners’ high?” Exercise gives you a natural high making you feel exhilarated and happy by increasing the chemicals in your body responsible for lifting your mood, helping you sleep better and maintaining a healthy appetite.
2. Feeling stressed and overwhelmed?! Exercise reduces the levels of stress hormones in the body making you feel more relaxed and happy.
3. Nothing gives a boost to your self-confidence like the sense of accomplishment you feel after finishing a crazy sweat session! The more self-confidence you have, the happier you’ll feel, so set a goal for yourself and start working out!
I hope you start your weekend off with a wonderful workout, surround yourself around amazing people this weekend, and do something you love!