The fact that exercise makes you feel great can be overlooked sometimes because we are prone to think of it as all pain, little gain. But exercise can make you feel great:
- Exercise releases endorphins which are a feel-good, natural chemical, produced by the brain
- Exercise makes you feel more alert and energetic
- Exercise helps to relieve aches and stiffness in the body
- Exercise boosts your confidence and self-esteem because you know you pushed yourself to do something that was challenging.
So the next time you want to feel good physically and mentally try doing some vigorous exercise instead of reaching for a less healthy alternative.