The Emotional Benefits of Exercise

Exercise is typically known for its benefits when it comes to physical health, physique, and aerobic capacity. However, have you ever stopped to think about how important exercise is when it comes to emotional health? I believe the most motivating factor to continue exercising is how great it makes you feel. 

In fact, research has shown that people who exercise tend to have a higher sense of well-being, more energy, and more positive thoughts throughout the day. Studies have also shown that exercise can be just as effective at treating mild to moderate depression as antidepressant medication. A recent study from the Harvard School of Public Health has found that running for 15 minutes a day or walking for an hour can reduce the risk of depression by 26%! This can be super beneficial!

Now is a great time to continue physical activity. Whether that be walking, running, or at-home workouts. Just because the studio isn’t open doesn’t mean you can’t exercise. Find some time to exercise today and let’s keep our minds healthy!

Give this 10-15 minute Tabata workout a try:

 ** do 6 total rounds, 10s of rest in between rounds. Really important to keep on correct time intervals!

  • Rear foot elevated on a chair or couch x 20s each leg
  • Torso elevated side plank w/ rotation x 20s each side
  • Modified push up  x 20s
Written by Jace Krull
Personal Trainer

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