So often we forget when we’re in a bad mood, or down and depressed that exercise can improve your mood. While I was writing, things that we wished we could change, I realized I haven’t been running or doing any type of exercise for quite a while.
I have felt down, depressed, and not wanting to do anything. Normally, I am NOT like that, I am the type of person that always has to be doing something.
But lately my motivation for running and exercise has been completely gone! I didn’t even want to do my exercises that my Chiropractor gave me, and they aren’t that hard.
After my Chiropractor told me that I could start running again, I started going on weekly Saturday runs, just to work back into running.
I was trying to keep my fitness level up, but even then I still wasn’t really “feeling it.”
Finally went out and ran with my friend, Alli. We went 3 miles, and it felt pretty great.
After that run, I felt a lot happier that I had been out and with a friend, and I was in a better mood.
In that few weeks time period I came up with 5 things that helped me get my love for running back.
How can exercise improve your mood:
- It gets you out and being active. Outside is a change of scenery and helps you think clearer.
- Not as stressed. Yes, exercise is a stress on the body, but it’s a good kind of stress rather than a bad stress.
- Relationships are better because of taking time for YOU.
- And “Exercise gives you endorphins, endorphins make you happy, and happy people just don’t shoot their husbands.” -Elle Woods (Legally Blonde)
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