If you are feeling blue then why not hop on to the treadmill to improve your mood?
It has been seen that regular exercise not only promotes physical health but recent studies have shown that exercise can also aid in relieving depression. Just a couple of minutes of walking or jogging every day can help to reduce mild depression.
Exercise is an effective way to relieve emotional and physical symptoms in depressed people.
You must have noticed that physically active people are more capable of handling stress and have less chances of suffering from depression. Physically fit people have better self-esteem and suffer from very few health problems. Most of us lead such busy lives that we can hardly find time to catch a breath; therefore it is very difficult to find time to exercise.
But a treadmill can be the perfect solution for this problem.
A treadmill is extremely convenient; you can exercise at any time of the day in the privacy of your own home. A treadmill at home also motivates you to work out more often and helps to help you achieve your fitness goals. You can also watch the television while working out. The best feature of using treadmills is that anyone irrespective of age can use it to maintain overall health.
Start small, only 5 to 10 minutes of relaxed walking at a time and then, gradually increase the intensity as you begin to feel more and more comfortable. Keep this up for several weeks and you will notice positive changes in your mood. You shall become more optimistic and this will help you live a happier and stress-free life.
It has been seen that focusing your mind and body on a particular rhythmic activity can effectively provide relief from anxiety. Exercising on a treadmill can help relieve muscle tension and also increase your heart rate. This makes you more alert and energized, which helps you deal with every day stress better.
- Exercise can take your mind off your problems and relax your mind.
- Exercise can also help to release endorphins in the body which shall make you feel more happy and euphoric.
- Physical fitness can help you feel better about yourself and hence you shall feel that you have more control over your life and that you can cope with all the stress and tension.
Exercise does not have to be vigorous to help you gain the benefits.
Simple walking or jogging on your treadmill can help you boost your emotional and physical well-being.
Regular exercise can efficiently help to reduce anxiety and depression. Your mood will improve and you shall see a positive difference. Incorporating exercise in your daily schedule is a lifestyle change that can help you take the much needed step towards healthy living.
But keep in mind that exercise alone cannot cure severe forms of depression. Medication is needed to cure depression but following a regular exercise routine along with medication can help you recover from the condition faster.
So if you are feeling blue, I suggest you hop on to your treadmill and sweat it out for a couple of minutes. The results will be well worth the effort.