exercise will help you keep a positive mentality
Have you ever felt good for eating healthy
or for exercising on a regular basis? You may think that your positive attitude
or good health is due to you own self- perpetuation. You may also believe it is
intrinsically manifested by your own initiative. You believe therefore you
achieve (do you remember that old chestnut of a mantra?), This is partially
true because you are completing these actions on your own accord. However,
there is more scientific reasoning as to why you feel good when living a
Your brain and body are in constant
oscillation. There symbiotic relationship is intertwined through a mass of
kinetic energy and chemicals. More
chemicals are released during exercise. These chemical are the direct cause of
you’re positivity; chemicals such as serotonin, dopamine and endorphins. These
chemicals induce you with feelings of happiness. That is why doctors prescribe
exercise to patients who are diagnosed with clinical depression. It is a
natural cause of positive energy.
However, lets not describe this process as
purely mechanical or necessary process. It is not just a mechanical process.
People who pursue fitness normally have a mental fortitude that is second to
none. This is because they are pro-active. Scientific studies show that out of
50 people (half who were pro-active and half who were not pro-active), 50% of
the subjects completed more tasks than others.
Ok that was a joke but every joke that is
worth its salt has an element of truth within its context. Pro-active people
are more likely to complete their tasks with ease and avoid stress. They will
excel in areas were other don’t because they understand that work equals
reward. So the constant of conscious is affected by the variable that is the
individual. Therefore, mentality is subject to the individual. For example,
your personality can define your career or hobbies and you can change them
whenever you want. Not everything is pre-determined and our destiny is
So what can exercise do for you?
I believe that exercise can better your
mentality in three different ways. These three different ways include:
These three points are important for
anybody to enjoy their lives to the fullest.
Firstly, exercise is a song with various
diminuencos and crescendos. You will have days where you feel fatigued. You will
also have days where you feel empowered. Through this empowerment you can also
develop your confidence.
Consciousness is something that plagues us all. A study by S Dixit called, ‘A study on
consciousness of adolescent girls about their body image’, concluded
that adolescent girls desired to become thinner, even those that were already
below the recommended weight. This is upsetting because so many of the subjects
were body conscious and maybe it is because of pressure that can be perpetuated
by articles such as this one. I hope not. However, I believe that exercise can
nullify your self-scrutiny and make you feel confident in yourself. I think that this is true for a number of
reasons. You will feel confident because you are confident in your own
abilities, both physically and psychologically. You are engaging your brain and
your body and it will react more effectively because of this.
Secondly, exercise will make you more engaging both inside and outside of the
gym. The study by K Fritz called ‘The effects
of Moderate Aerobic Exercise on memory retention and recall’, found
that subjects were much more proficient in problem solving and retaining memory
after aerobic exercise. The study regards exercise as a means for enhanced
intellectual properties. This is most probably because like any muscle, the
brain needs stimulating. The brain is stimulated when you exercise because it
works to maintain blood pressure, aid your reflexes and protect your body.
Exercise switches on the computer and keeps it running. It’s your choice
whether you want to log out of your account. I would highly recommend
exercising regularly in short intervals if you want the benefits of better
engagement within your professional life or social life.
Thirdly, exercise conditions your body to
sustain strenuous activity. This is very helpful because once your body is able
to sustain intense exercise. This means that you will be able to sustain your
own energy levels for longer. This
will make you less symptomatic to fatigue and the negative repercussions that
fatigue dispels on your brain. In fact a team from the University of South
Carolina founded that exercise makes you smarter by boosting energy levels in
your brain. In fact a team of physiologist
from the University of South Carolina found that exercise makes you
smarter by boosting energy levels in your brain. The researchers came to this
conclusion after a study published in the Journal of Applied Physiology, on a
group of mice. Half of the mice exercised on a small tredmill for half an hour
a day. These mice had a surge in ‘Mitochondrial’ development
within their brains. This DNA strand improves the signals between the synapses
in your brain that leads to improved reactions times, message across your
neurological pathways and engagement. The lead doctor claimed that it was
reasonable to assume this process is the same within humans and that you only
have to do 30 minutes on the tredmill to see the same affects of the mice.
In conclusion, there are many benefits that
exercise gifts to the mind and whether you are making positive changes in your
life or you want to challenge yourself, exercise will be a supportive crutch
for which you can balance on. It is important to ensure that you keep active
and engaged so you can enjoy the littlethings of life. Keep positive so you can
reach your peak state.
This article was written by Chris from Origym. He has a keen
interest in the mind, body and soul. He likes to relax with a book or some
music. He has no preference on the either. He is keen about fitness and
travelling and would like to do pursue both at the same time.
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