How Movement Can Affect Your Whole Day
By Genevieve Cunningham
There isn't any health advice out there that would advise against movement. Everyone and everything suggests that regular movement is key to a healthier life. It's so crucial that we keep our bodies active. But why? We know it's important for weight loss, but are there any other benefits? If you're not currently moving enough, take a look at these powerful ways that regular movement can affect your everyday.
It Gives You Energy
At first, movement makes you tired. It taxes the muscles and depletes the body of energy. But as your body gets used to the movement, it can actually energize the body. It can make you feel more alive. In fact, this benefit can be so powerful that many actually choose to work out first thing in the morning in order to have more energy throughout the day. If you ever feel sluggish and rundown, putting more movement into your life may work.
It Reduces Pain
It's tempting to skip movement when you're in pain. It feels like more movement will make the pain worse, right? If you're seriously injured, then this might be true. Broken bones, sprained ankles, things that require a medical professional's care. By all means, rest! But if you're in pain from tension, inactivity, or from everyday life, then movement might actually help. It may help work out these sore spots and leave you more comfortable. You don't want to live your life in pain, and more movement in your life may help.
It Boosts Your Mood
Movement has a way of boosting overall mood and improving mood swings. When we move, the body begins to create happy chemicals -- adrenaline and endorphins. That's why we often feel refreshed and happy after a good workout. If you need a little stability when it comes to moods, adding regular exercise to your life may be a great way to make this happen.
We all need more movement. We need it every day, no matter our age or condition. And while exercise is great, little movements throughout the day count too. Yes, hit the gym! But also just walk and get active and enjoy life! Though this step will take some effort, it will be well worth it when your health improves in every way.
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