There are so many benefits from exercise besides getting in better shape. There have been studies conducted that show that exercise may help with depression. Physical activity releases chemicals called endorphins. Endorphins trigger a positive feeling that is similar to Morphine without the addictive behaviors. After working out, people claim they have a euphoric feeling. With runners, it is called the runner’s high. Besides the euphoric feeling post exercise, a positive mood and energized outlook on life may also be felt.
Exercise boosts self-esteem, reduces stress, and improves sleep. As stated earlier, there are more benefits than people realize about exercising than just looking good in a bathing suit (even though still important). Exercise is one of the best ways to get out of a funk. You will feel better most of the time after the workout. So why not give it a shot? What do you have to lose? Besides body fat, a miserable mood, and bad self-esteem. Enjoy!