Any kind of exercise will lift mood as the body's natural endorphins are released, these are the body's natural painkillers, they also induce a natural euphoria.
Exercise especially if its done regularly:
Wards off anxiety and feelings of depression
It strengthens your heart.
It increases energy levels.
It lowers blood pressure.
It improves muscle tone and strength.
It strengthens and builds bones.
It helps reduce body fat.
It makes you look fit and healthy.
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Feeling down? Get some fresh air: Taking a walk really does beat stress - without the need for antidepressants
- Walking is especially beneficial for people going through a tough time
- Strolling through natural settings such as woodlands and mountains best
- One theory is because these areas allows the brain to completely relax and enter into a state of contemplation