Once you make the commitment to exercise, you will find there was an added benefit: achieving goals in the gym help achieve goals in relationships, career, and more. Let’s discuss!
Here are just some of the ways exercise can boost your confidence outside the gym.
Help Fight Off Colds
Exercise enhances your immune system, helping to reduce infection. Maintaining your exercise habit and health consistently therefore allows you to get more out of life.
It’s a Mood & Brain Booster
Hello endorphins! These feel-good hormones are produced during physical activity. Stressed out? Can’t seem to find a solution to that problem? Get some exercise for 20 minutes and come back to the problem; the hormones released will change your chemistry and literally boost your brainpower! Physical exercise has also been found to be as effective or more effective than medication for mild depression.
It Helps Us Form Social Bonds
Research shows that people who have close relationships live longer happier lives. Taking those trips to the gym, your Pilates class or walking around the park with a friend all provide positive environments for socializing and sharing!
Provides a Sense of Achievement
Sometimes, we don’t feel in control of your lives, whether we are out of work, in a job we don’t like or having problems in a relationship. Exercise allows us to achieve goals and overcome obstacles regardless of what is happening in other areas of your life. Increasing the time you can jog on the treadmill, lifting a personal best or finally touching your toes, nothing beats a sense of achievement for confidence.
Improves Your Appearance
Exercise improves your appearance; not just by toning up and reducing body fat, but also by improving our posture. When we walk tall, we send an unspoken message to others saying, “I feel good about myself”. Being in touch with your body and enjoying it for what it can achieve as well as how it looks is key to self-esteem.
You can see there are many benefits to exercise. We can often get caught up in what is the right type, cardio, weights, Pilates, how long should I do it for, what is the perfect time – forget the details! It’s all good! For boosting confidence all you have to do is MOVE!