WARNING: Side effects include more energy, a clear mind, enhanced quality of life, lowered stress, more smiles, and a killer physique!
According to Times Magazine, “Molecular biologists and neurologists have begun to show that exercise may alter brain chemistry in much the same way that antidepressant drugs do – regulating the key neurotransmitters serotonin and norepinephrine.” It’s about time doctors get on board with one of the most powerful medications for depression: exercise. Not only can exercise work in the same way antidepressants do, but it also comes with positive side effects rather than negative ones.
Of course, there are those who really benefit and heal their depression using medication, however, there are also those, like myself, who try medications to heal depression and completely lose their personality while only getting a tiny bit less depressed. Instead of numbing your personality and just feeling “okay”, schedule yourself on a regular exercise regimen, put the work in, and feel absolutely enhanced and empowered.
Have you ever felt your most depressed after a workout? I didn’t think so. In fact, it’s right after a workout that you probably feel your happiest, as your body releases endorphins during exercise. Endorphins trigger a positive feeling in your body, which is where the term “runner’s high” comes from. It not only helps you feel great in the moments during and after your workout, but it also causes you to have a more positive outlook on life overall.
If you are someone who tends to fall depressed or is often faced with anxiety, you might consider starting each day with exercise. This will help put your mind on a positive path and clear up any physical anxieties you feel. Even if you don’t have an entire hour to spend in the gym, you can still achieve these benefits by getting your heart rate up for just 25 minutes!
So next time stress, anxiety or depression starts getting the best of you, do everything in your power to pop open your laptop and try a free MBT workout (http://mybodytaylor.com/free-workouts/) from your living room, hit your neighborhood streets for a jog, or get to your gym FAST! Keep in mind it will be hardest for the first 3-5 minutes, but after that, the endorphins will start releasing and you’ll be able to really get into your workout and even enjoy it. The rest of your day will then be of much higher quality. Get your daily dose of exercise and start living your happiest life!
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Through ACE (American Council on Exercise) and NLP studies, Taylor has mastered different techniques, conditions, nutrition and several other aspects that need to be acknowledged to help someone achieve their healthiest, strongest & best body and mind. She holds herself to her highest standards because that is how she believes she can maintain a high quality of life.
Taylor finds fulfillment through helping others get results and is beyond grateful to be currently feeling her heart with this fulfillment on a regular basis through her company, My Body Taylor.