How Exercise Can Reduce Stress and Anxiety


Ladies, we know we need to exercise and take our health seriously.

But maybe we don't know how much our physical health affects us.

Maybe we don't know how big of an impact just exercising has on us as a whole.

Because May is Mental Health Awareness Month, Lyfestyle 180 wants to equip you with the knowledge to not just become physically fit but mentally fit, as well.

We live in a very anxious time.

There has never been a better time than now to start taking your mental health more seriously.

When you care about your body, your well-being, and your lifestyle, your overall health changes for the better.

Whether you're a beginner or veteran in fitness level, we could all benefit from caring for our bodies.

The Impact of Exercise on Your Well-Being

Here are just a few ways exercise positively impacts your mental health:

  1. Exercise boosts your brain power.

  2. Exercise ignites your creativity.

  3. Exercise helps sharpen your memory.

  4. Exercise alleviates your anxiety.

  5. Exercise reduces stress and anxiety.

I can personally attest to all of these benefits.

[Read my story here by clicking the link]

I know that making my health a priority had a direct impact on me no longer experiencing stress, anxiety, and depression. 

Was it overnight?

Not at all. 

It took lots of time and patience and trust in myself to overcome it.

The good news is, you don't have to do it all at once.

You don't have to be an elite athlete.

Just something as simple as taking a walk for a few minutes has amazing benefits on your mental health.

How Exercise Helps You Mentally

When you exercise it increases your norepinephrine.

This is a chemical helps you deal with stress.

As a result, if you exercise more, you'll be more equipped to deal with stress and mentally taxing situations.

Being physically fit also increase endorphins too.

These are known as "happy chemicals" — which essentially help you feel better about yourself and life.

Overall, by not exercising, you increase your likelihood for stress and anxiety.

Even if you don't suffer from these, it's important to take preventative measures to improve your health.

Speaking of your mental health and making yourself a priority, Lyfestyle 180 has an event coming up just for you.

Introducing 180 Lady Refined

180 Lady Refined is a women’s group where we not only focus on building our goals and our business. 

We are women who are focused on building character because we care about our mind, body and our soul. 

Come build your character vision board with us while networking with like-minded, solid women. 

Again, let’s redefine what it means to be a lady. 

Click this link to join us for a Special Event.

Brandi Simmons