How Exercise Helps?
Most people face some degree of depression, anxiety, and fear when cancer becomes part of their lives. Cancer survivors also suffer from fatigue and have an increased risk for osteoporosis. Exercise helps with all these things and so much more!
Improved self-esteem is a key psychological benefit of regular physical activity. When you exercise, your body releases chemicals called endorphins. Endorphins act as a natural anti-depressant by triggering a positive feeling in the body and energizing your outlook on life.
Physically active people recover from mild depression more quickly and physical activity is strongly correlated with good mental health as people age.
Research has found that a mere 20 minute workout can produce more subtle mood benefits that last as long as 12 hours.
Better moods and energizing your outlook on life?
What more can we ask for! Well, I’ll tell you!
Regular exercise has been proven to:
- Reduce stress
- Ward off anxiety and feelings of depression
- Boost self-esteem
- Improve sleep
- Improve your memory
- Boost your overall mood
- Boost energy
- Cope better
- Live longer
- Fight disease
- Improve creative thought
- Improve bone health
- Prevent and control diabetes
- Help lower cholesterol
- Lower blood pressure
- Enhanced cardiovascular health
- Relieve symptoms of osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis
- Improve self-confidence
- Increase relaxation
- Look and feel younger than you are
- Reduce incidence of many illnesses
- Reduce the risk of colon cancer by as much as 50%
- Reduce the risk of developing breast cancer
- Reduce the risk of breast cancer coming back
- Inspire others
- Get more done!