We may be a little biased at Fastwitch Fitness gym, but you know we have to agree that exercising reduces stress! This month, we’re looking at Stress Awareness and why exercising at the gym can reduce anxiety, depression, and stress. At Fastwitch, we believe that mental and physical health goals go hand-in-hand. Here are three reasons why going to the gym can help reduce stress!
Release the Endorphins!
Exercising is one of the most effective ways to help your body rid itself of stress and anxiety! Ironically enough, working out your body creates physical stress, making your brain release endorphins, a natural painkiller.
Did you know? When you exercise consistently, this encourages your brain to release endorphins, which can help boost your mood!
Working out at the gym acts as a positive stress reliever, leading to healthy and positive effects, including:
- Improving the cardiovascular system
- Aiding in metabolism and digestion
- Boosting the immune system
Did you know that exercise literally imitates the effects of stress–think fight or flight–and this helps your body put these responses into practice!
You may start an exercise feeling like the stressors and anxieties of the day are weighing you down. However, you may start to notice these worries disappear during and after your workout. In fact, you may completely forget your tension because you are so focused on the physical task in front of you! This improves energy and optimism, helping you stay calm and lower symptoms of depression and anxiety.
De-Stress at the Gym!
If you’ve been putting off going to the gym, or you’ve never tried working out, our trainers at Fastwitch Fitness can help set your goals in motion! Don’t add the stress of trying something new to your daily anxiety. Our professional trainers will take your fitness journey to the next level while helping you maintain realistic and achievable goals. Reduce the stress in your life by exercising your body and mind in a positive environment with Fastwitch Fitness!