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Will exercise help improve my mood?

Mar 11, 2014

Exercise can greatly boost one's mood and morale. From a chemical standpoint, when exercise is induced the brain releases endorphin's into the blood stream to help alleviate pain and facilitate peak performance. These chemical secretions cause a euphoric feeling throughout the body post-exercise. Many gym-goers and regular exercisers understand and greatly appreciate this feeling; it is actually most commonly known in the aerobics world as the "runners high". Next time you begin a workout, remember the possible effects you could be achieving and make sure to exercise at your maximal capacity, this should have you feeling great as you leave your gym. –Andy

Exercise has many health benefits. Improving your mood is just one of them. Physical activity stimulates various brain chemicals that may leave you feeling happier and more relaxed. You may also feel better about your appearance and yourself when you exercise regularly, which can boost your confidence and improve your self-esteem. Exercise is also a great way to blow off some steam and de-stress as well as a natural way to give you an energy boost. –Sara

Exercise can absolutely help your mood. In addition to stimulating the release of endorphins exercise can provide a sense of accomplishment and help one feel better physically and mentally. Many people also feel as if they get a mental lift from working out too! -Keith


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