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How Physical Activity Boosts Mental Wellness

Victoria Davis

May is Mental Health Awareness Month. Did you know getting more exercise can boost your mood and mental wellness? In fact, Physical activity is strongly linked to mental health. There are many ways in which staying active can improve your life and give you a higher level of control over your mental health. Here are some of the most important ways starting or increasing your workout routine can boost your happiness and overall mental health!

Mental Wellness Benefits of Regular Physical Activity 

Many people who get plenty of exercise live happier, healthier, and more fulfilling lives than individuals who live mostly sedentary lifestyles. Here are some of the most significant ways physical activity can improve your mental health!

Improved Mood

Getting plenty of exercise enhances your outlook on life in many ways. Frequent physical activity can boost your self-esteem and increase your confidence in your ability to accomplish more than you think. Additionally, it provides a distraction that can help you compartmentalize your thoughts and avoid thinking about outside problems and stressors. These benefits can significantly reduce stress, muscle tension, headaches or stomachaches, and other negative physical effects. In other words, you eliminate many factors that can keep you from reaching your full potential and achieving mental wellness.

Improved Sleep 

Regular physical activity can also help to improve your sleep. Simply sleep more can reduce stress, boost mood, and improve your overall physical and mental health. Feeling restless at night or otherwise struggling to fall asleep or stay asleep is a common sign that you are not using enough energy during the day. This cycle can be the catalyst for a too little sleep, frequent stress and fatigue. In the long term, you may experience immune system concerns or other physical and mental health problems. 

Scientific Basis for the Link Between Physical Activity and Mental Wellness

Your mood at any given time ultimately comes down to brain chemistry. Having adequate levels of endorphins, stress hormones, serotonin, and other hormones plays an important role in maintaining your health. Levels of certain factors that are too high or too low can increase stress, sadness, and other negative emotions. As a result, your ability to be productive and feel like yourself is affected. Regular exercise plays a significant role in keeping these hormones within the desired ranges to help you feel your best.

Choose Sworkit Workouts To Kickstart Your Fitness Routine 

Sworkit offers a wide variety of both classic and unique workouts. Additionally, these workouts are designed to match any interest and fitness level. Our iPhone, Android, and web versions make it easy to add a bit of movement to your day wherever you go. Fitting in just a shorter workout a few days a week can be enough to notice a change in your mood and overall mental health.

Our family fun, midday de-stress, relaxing seated stretch, and other workouts can help you find something that is designed for you. There’s something for every workout intensity level. We also offer a wide range of advanced workouts to help you continue to work out at a level that makes sense for you as your overall fitness improves. 

At Sworkit Health, we are here to help you create an exercise routine that works for you to improve nearly every area of your mood, mental health, and outlook on life. Whether you are just getting started with incorporating physical activity into your lifestyle and are looking for beginner-friendly, at-home workouts to encompass the majority of your early fitness routines or a fitness enthusiast interested in taking your current routine to the next level, we offer a wide range of workouts that can boost your overall activity level to a range that optimizes your mental and physical health. Download the Sworkit Health app to explore the options we offer and find a new workout you love to boost your mood today!

Victoria Davis

Client Success Manager, Sworkit
Let's chat about creating custom fitness solutions for your company.
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