In this modern-day, wherein constant stress compounded with overwhelming responsibilities, it’s only a matter of time before our mental and emotional stress develops into a physical ailment. Unfortunately, not many of us have the privilege to drop everything for a quick mental and emotional reprieve. There are, however, several approaches that help abate those stresses and one of which is exercise!
It’s an undisputed fact that any kind of exercise allows one to reap its many health benefits, including stress reduction. If you wish to maintain a healthy body and avoid preventable diseases from striking, read on to why exercise will always be vital in our lives.
1. Naturally deters various illnesses
Incorporating regular exercise into one’s daily life is proven to be an important yet underutilised piece of knowledge. By simply being active for a few minutes every single day, one can prevent and deter chronic diseases, especially those caused by stress.
Chronic diseases are considered as ailments that last for at least a year and more. If afflicted, it will require you to either be subjected to continuous medication or possibly change your daily way of living.
Research states that if stress becomes chronic, it can be detrimental to the body’s immune system and ultimately results in an illness. As a consequence of prolonged stress, your body will produce even more cortisol, the stress hormone, which suppresses your body’s ability to effectively fight pathogens in your body.
When one exercise, not only does the body reduces levels of cortisol and adrenaline, but it also helps to strengthen your cardiac and skeletal muscles, lower blood pressure and triglyceride levels and improve blood circulation, amongst other things.
2. Effective at boosting one’s mood
Along with the benefits for your general health, one can gain improved self-confidence from constant exercise. By seeing the physical results of your efforts in the mirror, you’ll be invigorated and gain a sense of accomplishment.
Apart from that, your body will also release endorphins, dopamine and serotonin – otherwise known as the happy hormones. These hormones notably do two things:
1. Prompt a positive and “good” feeling in the body, a prime example of what’s called a “runner’s high”, or the euphoric feeling one gets after going out for a run.
2. Reduce the sensitivity of your body’s pain receptors. Endorphins work in the same way as pain medications do. By binding to certain neuron receptors in the body, endorphins serve as natural painkillers and act similarly to their artificial counterparts and sedatives.
3. Serves as an all-natural solution to reduce stress
From a biological standpoint, exercise plays a part in reducing the body’s stress hormones, such as adrenaline and cortisol, to name a few.
But from a broader perspective, exercise and other active endeavours allow one to break free from their usual worries. This will enable one to take a break from their overwhelming task at hand to sweat their worries away. When the body is busy, the mind shall, in turn, be distracted and free to wander and explore other pursuits. Besides, you’ll be able to return to your work feeling more invigorated than before!
Exercise brings a lot to the table regarding a person’s health, both physically and mentally. As an activity that requires virtually little to no equipment, and is free of charge, take the time to begin your new healthy regiment today.
To complement this healthy lifestyle, visit a doctor and receive checkups regularly. Using the MyCLNQ app, you can set an online checkup appointment with a virtual doctor, gain access to telemedicine in Singapore, and obtain additional medical services such as a private ambulance service, with just a few clicks.