It’s been clinically proven that exercise relieves stress but why is that so? When we exercise the brain produces endorphins. Endorphins are biochemical substances made by the body that reduce pain and bring about a feeling of euphoria and well-being. So when we exercise, we naturally start to feel better because of the release of endorphins. That’s why it’s so hard not to feel great after a good workout! Along with the endorphine release that exercise provides, exercise is great for depression because it improves self body image.
Exercise is necessary for mental fitness and it can be an extremely effective stress reliever. Studies show that regular exercise can improve your alertness and energy level especially when the lack of energy is from stress.
Stress can causes a lack of sleep which exercise also combats. The fatigue from exercise causes us to have deeper and more for filling sleep. Thus improving energy level and reducing stress. So next time you’re stressed out, hit the gym and exercise the stress away!