Exercising our bodies goes far beyond maintaining good physical condition, as creating a state of overall well-being also covers our mental health. Sports or any training leads to the release of endorphins, neurotransmitters that help us feel the effect of pleasure and well-being.
In short: frequent exercise will help us have a much more optimistic outlook on life. But despite being aware of this, it is difficult for many to get into the habit of playing sports or at least; walk for a certain amount of time on a daily basis.
So how can we help ourselves overcome reluctance?
Exercise slowly: Big routine changes should always start small, because otherwise; soon we will fall into a daze that will lead us to give up, so instead of covering everything from the beginning, start adding a few minutes a day on a weekly basis, that way your body and especially your brain will adapt better to the new activity.
Celebrate every little step: Our brain is an organ that is programmed with routines and rewards, so; celebrating each time you achieve a new goal, no matter how small, will make you want more to get the reward you so desperately want to feel satisfied: dopamine.
Engage in sports activities with other people: Another way to keep your good attitude is to join other people who also play sports or who do the same exercise routines as you, so everyone can keep up with each other and motivate each other to keep going.
So take advantage of our social quality to arrange with a family member or friend, and if no one wants to join, don’t worry because whether you’ve joined a gym, practice a specific activity or simply exercise in an open space, you’ll definitely be able to meet other people who are in the same situation as you.
Regardless of the type of routine you follow, even something as simple as a few minutes of walking or dancing at home can make a big difference to your physical and emotional well-being. It all adds up.
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