Yes its sounds like hard work but if you start now you will be way ahead for the New Year and feel great over Christmas.
- Consider your fitness goals.
- Create a balanced routine.
- Start low and progress slowly.
- Build activity into your daily routine.
- Plan to include different activities.
- Allow time for recovery.
- Put it on paper.
Improved self-esteem is a key psychological benefit of regular physical activity. When you exercise, your body releases chemicals called endorphins. These endorphins interact with the receptors in your brain that reduce your perception of pain.
Endorphins also trigger a positive feeling in the body, similar to that of morphine. For example, the feeling that follows a run or workout is often described as “euphoric.” That feeling, known as a “runner’s high,” can be accompanied by a positive and energizing outlook on life.
They can also help bring about feelings of euphoria and general well-being.
How Much Exercise Is Needed?
Many people think that you must exercise an exorbitant amount of time to trigger endorphin release; however, moderate amounts of exercise lasting 20 to 30 minutes can cause endorphin release. In fact, if you are new to exercising you may experience stronger effects of endorphins than someone who has regularly been exercising, since your brain is not used to the endorphin rush.
Any form of aerobic exercise will release serotonin and other endorphins, which can lead to a feeling of well being.
- Simply try taking a walk where you live.
- Lift some weights at the gym.
- Bodyweight Training
- Go swimming.
- Go dancing.
- Team Sports
Most physical activity shakes things up on a cellular level releasing, yup you guessed it, endorphins. Doctors will often advise depressed individuals to get their bodies moving to feel better.
Massages can also help with aches and pains and the physical touch releases endorphins. This is why so many people feel calm and relaxed afterward receiving a massage.
So don’t delay start planning your exercise regime today!!