The New Year has finally arrived and with that comes new goals and accomplishments to conquer. Many individuals set their sights on fitness goals such as losing weight, gaining muscle mass, or breaking strength plateaus. Though the physical health benefits of exercise are clear, the mental health benefits are commonly disregarded. Last year was not only taxing on people’s physical health but mental health as well and it turns out exercise is a great way to help both of those things.
With all the negativity in the year of 2020, it is no surprise that depression rates have skyrocketed. Studies have shown that exercise is a powerful tool to help fight depression and its symptoms. When you exercise it promotes changes in your brain by releasing endorphins that trigger a feeling of positivity. This feeling is often described as euphoric which some refer to as a “runners high”. Exercise also serves as a distraction allowing you to block out the stresses of everyday life. The gym is truly a place where you can mentally check out and focus on nothing but becoming the best version of yourself.
Whether you are training to become the next Mr. Olympia or simply just to shed a few pounds, it can be safely assured that your mind will improve with your body. We at Courts Plus wish you good luck with your 2021 resolutions and hope you have a healthy and prosperous year, both physically and mentally.