The reasons why endorphins can help boost your happiness levels

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Looking after yourself through exercise is so important for your physical and mental health. The release of endorphins during exercise can give you such a sense of happiness, and can last much longer than your class or training session. Not only do the endorphins rush through your system making you feel great, but knowing that you are working towards your goals will give you a sense of control and perhaps pride and this is so important. Often when you are feeling down, it is because things around you are changing or beyond your control. You are in control of your body and by taking ownership of this and working towards a better you is something that you can control, and you should! You don't have to rush out and sign up to an expensive gym, you can simply go to your local park and walk or jog to kick things off, or find a workout to follow on YouTube at home. Anything to get your body moving. Happiness means something different to everyone and whilst it may not be created by working out, it is a great way of getting some headspace and stepping away from whatever may be stressing you out. We often don't stop all day and things pile up and can seem overwhelming so booking in to an exercise or yoga class is a brilliant way of breaking up your day. Don't underestimate the power of endorphins, you may even want to go back to the gym again!!!

What You'll Need

  • Enthusiasm
  • Open mind

What You'll Do

  • Book a class or workout into your diary as if it were a meeting and do not cancel.
  • Give it your all - try not to think about work or your day and focus on the task at hand.
  • 3. Find a type of exercise that you enjoy and you're much more likely to keep going!
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