Why exercise boosts your mood 

by Nicole Gibbs Mon, Aug 17, 20
5 MIN read time

Do you ever go to do a workout but end up just sitting there thinking of a list of reasons why not to do one? Even the most motivated people do this sometimes, it’s impossible to be driven to exercise all of the time. 

When you’re feeling like this there are two options, turn around and leave, or put on your big girl pants and get it done. And you know which one is the right choice. It’s not always easy to see the bigger picture though, and you forget how good you feel after a workout. 

So, in-case you need convincing, here are some reasons why exercise boosts your mood and makes you feel good. 

It releases endorphins…

It isn’t made up that exercise boosts your mood, it’s a scientific fact. That’s right, when you exercise, your body releases endorphins that suppress the feeling of pain and also increase a positive feeling in the body. 

Ever had a ‘runner’s high’? Or that sense of euphoria after a good workout? Well that is the endorphins doing their job in your body to make you feel good. Next time you’re feeling fatigued and low before a workout, remember the positive sensations you experience post-workout and you’ll be raring to go. 

Make it a social affair

How much better do you feel when you’ve been around friends? Exactly. Working out doesn’t have to be gruelling lonely task. Get your mates involved and exercise together.

Humans are made to be social and therefore being able to interact and have a laugh with friends when you’re exercising means that not only are you choosing a healthier lifestyle, you’re doing it with people you love. So, instead of going out for drinks, or the cinema, bring your friends round for a workout. 

You feel more body confident

There is nothing better than looking at yourself in the mirror and feeling body confident. No, it’s not vain to want to look good, it’s a necessity to feel confident and comfortable in your own skin. 

When you exercise, you know that you are making active and positive choices to improve your lifestyle and the health of your mind and body. Doesn’t that feel good? 

Next time you want to skip that workout because you aren’t quite feeling it, remember how good you’re going to feel afterwards. Not only will your body feel great, but you’ll be in higher spirits than if you didn’t do the exercise.

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