MindFit

Health and Happiness

May 15, 2017

Explore the connection between health & happiness

Here’s the missing link between health and happiness you have always suspected.

Have you ever wondered why you feel good after a long run? It’s no coincidence that you feel calmer and more relaxed. Staying healthy is more important for your happiness than you realize. Here are four reasons why regular exercise is healthy not just for your body, but for your mind too. 

It banishes a bad mood

A challenging workout increases your heart rate and triggers the release of feel-good chemicals called endorphins from your central nervous system. It's why you feel a burst of happiness after you exercise.


It gives you deeper sleep

Studies show that exercising for a minimum of 150 hours each week can improve sleep quality by 65 percent. Exercise tires your muscles and causes a rise in body temperature - the post-workout drop in temperature promotes sleep. 


It slows down signs of aging 

Have you noticed the glow on your cheeks after a workout? Exercise actively slows aging by increasing your body’s production of human growth hormones - a biochemical that provides energy, youthfulness, and stamina. 


It enhances your self-esteem

Happiness comes from the confidence that in turn comes from achievement. Set realistic workout goals that you can feasibly work towards. Even small achievements can help boost your sense of self-esteem that can positively impact other areas of your life - relationships, family, career and even life goals.

Take charge of a happier you!


 
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