Exercise is good for you on a physical level, strengthening bones and muscles and burning off excess calories to keep you within a healthy weight limit. But did you know exercise can also be a positive influence on your mental health too?
Working out on a regular basis with a personal trainer is the best way to release good endorphins, lower depression/anxiety levels, and get that happy feeling. Here’s why:
1. Personal training keeps you motivated
It’s a catch 22, exercise makes you feel happy, but if you’re lacking the will to exercise in the first place, a workout can seem overwhelming and tough. A personal trainer is extremely motivating because they provide a couple of factors that you’re missing when exercising on your own. They offer encouragement, tailored training programs and ongoing support. At Striders, we’ll get you in the habit of exercising and will give you lots of positive encouragement so you can feel happier on a regular basis.
2. Personal training keeps you on the right track
When exercising on your own it’s easy to make excuses to skip a workout, and if you skip one then you’re going to eventually skip another and another, until you stop altogether. A personal trainer holds you accountable, so skipping workouts isn’t as easy. At Striders, with every workout you do, you’ll be on the right track to releasing happy chemicals in your brain.
3. Personal training keeps the stress at bay
One of the biggest inhibitors of happiness is stress and this can come in all forms, from work, from money problems, from personal issues – you may even be stressed without realising it! If you work out regularly with a personal trainer, we guarantee you’ll start to feel more relaxed and chilled out even after just a couple of sessions.
If stress is a problem in your life, a professional personal trainer can help with a combination of cardio and stretching exercises to help you feel lighter and more relaxed.
4. Personal training helps with depression
If you suffer from depression, then exercise is one of the best ways to help manage the unpleasant feelings that have been weighing you down. Exercise reduces the body’s stress hormones, like adrenaline and cortisol, and stimulates feel-good endorphins. Working out consistently can be a struggle for people with depression, and a personal trainer provides not only an incentive to exercise when you least feel like it, but also an encouraging, positive influence. Don’t let life get you down, call us today!
5. Personal training helps you sleep better
Happiness and getting a good night’s sleep go hand-in-hand. But if you have difficulty sleeping then you’re more likely to feel grumpy than happy. Exercise is a much better way to fight insomnia than sleeping pills, late night Netflix marathons and walking back and forth in the dark.
In fact, studies show that the post-exercise drop in temperature may promote falling asleep. If you keep active and exercise on a regular basis, then any sleeping problems you have can be improved. A Striders personal trainer can be a big help in getting your zzzz’s under control and on the way to feeling happier.
6. Personal training helps your overall health
Exercise is just one aspect of wellbeing that leads to happiness. Diet and lifestyle also have a role to play, and a personal trainer can give you advice about nutrition and how you can make changes in your life so you feel happier about yourself not only physically but emotionally too.
Feel healthy and happy on the inside. Chat to Striders today!