Exercise and Its Effects on Mental Health

In today’s times, one often tends to develop stress and anxiety at some point but what we often forget it that without effective stress management we are doing ourselves and bodies great harm!

Due to stress our body’s secret a stress hormone called cortisol and if we are in constant stress, cortisol can have adverse effects such as adrenal fatigue, body aches and pains, irregular hormone levels and ultimately lead to a lowering of our immune system!

Rates of depression and anxiety are at their highest recorded levels in countries as diverse as India, China, the U.S., and the UK. Undoubtedly, many aspects of “modern life” — increasing social isolation, poor diets, a focus on money and image — contribute to this state. However, inactivity is another key factor.

Majority of us find that a sunny walk or trip to the gym improves our mood in the short term. Exercise is well known to stimulate the body to produce endorphins; the body’s natural feel-good hormones. Simply focusing on exercise can give us a break from current concerns and damaging self-talk.

Moreover, depending on the levels of activity, people may benefit from calming exercises, be energized, and get outside or interact with others, all of which are known to improve mood and general health.

At Structure Health and Fitness, our trainers are adapt at counseling and creating customized exercise and diet plans to treat your symptoms and do our part in providing natural and effective remedies.