Prioritising you, you, you!

In a busy world where it’s all systems go, in this blog we are going to discuss the true power that exercise has on improving your mental health and why it is important that you are taking the time to prioritise it. Where treadmills meet tranquility, where dumbbells double as mood boosters. and where burpees battle stress - fitness has more than just a physical effect on our bodies.

What is the science?

So, what is the science behind exercise improving your mood? You're sweating it out on the treadmill, and suddenly, you're hit with a wave of euphoria. What causes this? Well, it's all thanks to our brain's favourite cocktail – endorphins, serotonin, and dopamine. These neurotransmitters are like the cool kids at the party, spreading joy and happiness wherever they go. And guess what? Exercise is their VIP ticket.

Stress Relief:

Stressed spelled backward is desserts, but let's be real – while cake might offer a temporary quick fix to feeling less stressed, it's not exactly a long-term solution. This is where exercise, the ultimate stress-buster, comes in. Whether you're pounding the pavement or perfecting your downward dog, physical activity has a knack for kicking cortisol (aka the stress hormone) to the curb. So, next time life throws you a curveball, lace up those trainers and sweat it out – your sanity will thank you.

Mood Enhancer:

Ever heard the phrase "sweat now, smile later"? Well, it's not just a catchy slogan – it's science! Regular exercise has been shown to work wonders for your mood, helping to banish the blues and boost your spirits. So, when you're feeling down in the dumps, swap out the gloom for some gym time. Believe us, those endorphins will have you feeling optimistic before you know it.

Confidence and Self Esteem:

In a world obsessed with six-pack abs, thigh gaps and social media to compare ourselves to anyone and everyone. It's easy to feel like you don't measure up. But here's the thing – fitness isn't just about fitting into skinny jeans or sculpting the perfect bicep. It's about feeling strong, capable, and confident in your own skin. So, whether you're crushing PBs or mastering the art of the push-up, remember this: you're amazing, and no amount of sweat stains or sore muscles can change that.

Social Connection:

Last but certainly not least, let's talk about the social side of fitness. Because let's face it, sweating solo can get pretty lonely. That's where group exercise classes, workout buddies, and fitness communities come in. Not only do they provide a built-in support system, but they also make working out feel less like a chore and more like a party (minus the hangover, of course). So, grab a friend, join a class, and get ready to sweat, laugh, and maybe even make a few new gym buddies along the way. We have a huge range of fitness classes at Village, whether you like to keep it zen with Yoga or high impact with Burn, we guarantee they’ll be a class for you.

And there you have it – the dynamic duo of fitness and mental health, here to save the day (and your sanity). So, whether you're hitting the gym, hitting the trails, or hitting up your living room for a quick sweat sesh, just remember this: you're not just working out – you're working wonders for your mind, body, and soul. Now go on, sweat with swagger knowing that you are not only improving your fitness but bettering your mind!


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