Every step you take, pedal you push or stroke you swim enhances your entire well-being. The physical activities that you do to improve your body also help you to think, feel and sleep better by:
Boosting your immune system. After exercise, some cells in the bloodstream decrease substantially. Evidence suggests these cells move to other sites of the body to look for and fight infection.
Easing Anxiety. Sweating out the days worries also releases brain-rewarding chemicals such as endorphins and serotonin to stabilize moods.
Coping with Stress. When you have a lot on your mind, activity can be a healthy distraction from thoughts.
Try some of these simple ideas to move more:
- Go for a walk to improve blood flow to the brain and think more clearly.
- Bike ride to get your heart pumping and reduce inflammation.
- Swim laps to lower levels of stress hormone.
“There are short-cuts to happiness, and dancing is one of them.” Vicki Baum