The physical benefits of working out should come as no surprise. But did you know there are equally important mental health rewards that come from your time in the gym as well? At Team Afterburn, the workouts alone are going to challenge you in ways you never thought possible, but the environment we create and that very challenge you are giving to yourself will have mental health benefits you never dreamed of! Over the course of the next two blogs, we are going to review 10 mental health benefits of working out. So, let’s start by taking a look at the first 5:
- Stress Reduction
How often have you left work just over the day and ready to be done? Heading to Team Afterburn is not only something to look forward to during the work day, but it’s a way to reduce and even eliminate a lot of that stress you built up over a long work day. Stress relief is a major benefit to working out! So, when the day is rough, get sweaty at Team Afterburn!
- Increased ‘Happy Chemicals’
When we work out, our body released endorphins, which are known to create a sense of happiness and euphoria! Research has even gone as far as to credit exercise as a primary alleviator of depression in a several clinically diagnosed depressed individuals. You don’t need to be a crazy gym at to experience these benefits; just 3-5 classes per week at Team Afterburn could have a life changing impact!
- Improved Confidence
Physical exercise leads to physical transformation which naturally leads to improved self-esteem and self-confidence! Improving our own self-image goes a long ways in improving our own perceived self-worth!
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- Reduce Mental Decline
As much as we might want to deny it or think it’s not happening just yet, the reality is that as we get older, our brains get a little fuzzier. Exercise cannot prevent this from happening altogether, but it can slow the process and leave us as sharp as ever well past when we naturally would have experienced a cognitive decline!
- Anxiety Reduction
Similar to depression, doctors have prescribed exercise as a cure for anxiety. Sure, a nice warm bath or a massage sounds nice, but once again through clinical evidence, exercise has proven to be a far more effective method of anxiety reduction!
At Team Afterburn we strive to improve not only your physical health, but you mental health as well. We believe that life is very interconnected and improvements in both physical and mental health will ultimately impact our lives in an extremely positive way, in all aspects! Stay tune for Part 2 of our series on mental health benefits when we look at 5 more improvements you can see from you time at Team Afterburn.
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