The Focus School: 5 Reasons Why Exercise is Feel-Good Medicine

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It has long been known that physical movement is good for you. With regular exercise your body gets healthier and feels better. But we are just beginning to understand how physical exercise has a strong impact on your psychological health.

 

Here are five reasons why physical exercise reduce stress:

  • When engaging in physical training, your body produces endorphin hormones. These can be considered your brain´s feel good medicine. The endorphins will make you feel more relaxed, calm and satisfied.
  • When working out, you tend to forget the day´s irritations and instead concentrate on your body´s movement.
  • Beyond getting relaxed, physical activity will improve your sleep.
  • Regular physical exercise will lower your blood pressure and cholesterol in the blood and regulate blood sugar, which is the opposite on what stress does to the body.
  • People who train regularly have an easier time regaining their balance and resting level after stress. This lowers the risk of being stressed out for a longer time.

Which is your best stress-free exercise?
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