How often do you play sports? What is your favorite sport? And above all, what are your goals for training? Exercise is medicine for the body, but even more so for the mind. Not long ago we dedicated an article to Patry Jordan, the sports youtuber ambassador. Patry was the pioneer in achieving what no influencer had been able to achieve until then: getting her entire community of followers to put on some tights and become fond of exercising through a screen. The key to your very healthy lifestyle is exercise as a source of mental well-being. For this reason, today we want to tell you about all the benefits of sport on a mental level:
5 REASONS TO DO SPORTS:
- SAY GOODBYE TO STRESS
The worst rival that stress can have is sport. Doing sports disconnects from everything, we relax and our body produces more noradrenaline, a hormone that, among other powers, helps our brain in stressful situations. Exercising translates into tranquility and well-being.
- YOU WILL BE HAPPIER
Both during exercise and after exercise, our brain secretes endorphins, the hormones that cause a state of happiness and emotional well-being. That is why it is so recommended in cases of people suffering from depression or anxiety, since by reducing the symptoms of sadness and anguish it inevitably improves the quality of life.
- YOU WILL IMPROVE YOUR SOCIAL RELATIONSHIPS
Some people prefer to play sports alone, but training in company is a way of encouraging and motivating each other. If, in addition, you are one of those who find it difficult to take exercise seriously, going with a friend will make you not throw in the towel. That's why Patry Jordan has been so successful! Because training with her on the other side of the screen is like training with a friend.
But you will not only notice this improvement in social relations in the training place. When you exercise you feel better about yourself, and when you feel better you project it to others, so your social relationships will improve in many other situations.
- RECIPE AGAINST ANXIETY
Some of the symptoms caused by anxiety are alleviated by practicing sports. An example of a perfect sport to calm the signs of anxiety and feel better is swimming. By swimming, we release tension while we relax, which translates into the solution to muscle pain and helps to beat insomnia.
In addition to swimming, there are sports such as yoga, pilates, taichi or bodymind that make us connect body and mind and teach us to breathe a more controlled way. If you are living in a time of anxiety, try one of these sports and you will see how little by little your life changes.
- IMPROVES OUR CONCENTRATION
In all sports concentration is essential. There are some specific ones in which concentration is the main character, such as chess, gymnastics or tennis. Our level of concentration makes the difference between playing a good game or leaving with bad feelings.
In the case of team sports, you must be very focused and involved with the whole team. Sport forces us to concentrate, which is why it is highly recommended to do some sport as a child.
It is clear that sport is a source of energy and a fundamental element in our lives. There is a sport for each of us. Find yours and enjoy. It will change your life and you will be a much happier person.