Felicidad. Bonheur. Fröhlichkeit. (Happiness. Happiness. Happiness).
No matter where we are in the world, be it London, Paris, LA or Melbourne, happiness is the one facial expression that we’re able to decipher immediately.
Whether it be in the form of a cheesy grin, a belly rumble of laughter or even a positive mind-set, it’s infectious and we won’t lie, we totally dig it.
So, the question we’re all asking – does fitness actually make you happy?
Well, we’ve done our research and we’re more than happy to say, yes! No pun intended, we promise…
5 Ways Fitness Can Make You Happy.
1. Exercise Releases Endorphins. Endorphins Make You Happy.
It's as simple as it seems.
When your body is under stress or experiences pain, (hello burpees) endorphins are released from the brain to try and minimise discomfort. This 'happy chemical' brings around a glowing sense of euphoria which is infectious to all. We told you it was simple.
2. It Boosts Confidence.
Regular exercise not only allows you to see progression physically, but also allows you to look at progression with a much more, positive mental attitude.
We mean it when we say, you'll begin to look as good as you feel.
3. It Helps Re-Set Your Body Clock.
Regular morning and evening exercise can help re-set your body clock by simply altering your body temperature. When your temperature drops back down after exercise, it triggers a feeling of sleepiness. Ah, the importance of a good night's sleep, you'll thank us later.
4. It Helps To Reduce Stress.
Less stress equals a happier, healthier life.
Need we say more?
5. It Improves Your Energy Levels.
We all have those days where we're feeling slightly down and the mere thought of going to the gym, is...just no.
Trust us when we say, no matter how exhausted you are, you will feel more energised after your workout. We don't know how, but it works.
So, there you have it. Next time you're feeling down, get up off of the couch and go for a 10-minute walk, take up yoga or even try a new HIIT class.
Exercise, and be happy.