Usually, when we think of self-care, we think of activities like snuggling in bed, drinking a hot cup of tea, taking a hot shower, finding some “me” time during the day – basically anything that gives us time to relax.
Regarding self-esteem, engaging in strenuous physical activity may not always be top of mind. But try to see the benefits of exercising in your mind!
Any physical activity is one of the most excellent tools to help de-clutter the brain.
Here are some benefits of exercise for self-care:
Strength coach Jagriti Kajaria explains why going to the gym or a workout session is the best form of self-exercise.
1. Increases attention to self
When a person goes to the gym, everyone who works there has an idea that they focus on how they can push themselves outside of their comfort zone. This helps release the stress hormones that build up in the body throughout the day. A person feels relaxation of muscles, happiness, and peace.
Seeing others in high school and how each one pushes their limits, a little further can be a great source of motivation. Such moments help increase endorphins, making you feel positive and good, thereby expanding your limits. This (the revelation of the Qur’an) is for you and those around you (all people).
3. You will eat better
You can feed it with goodness instead of junk food when you feel better and stronger after a good workout. Endorphin, serotonin, dopamine, oxytocin, etc.; are all commonly known hormones that are released together. So, of course, just hitting the gym and positively impacting your health will help you make better choices in what you feed your body.
Training takes place at the body, heart, and soul levels and helps you achieve more by making you mentally agile. Purposefully optimizing your time and energy will surely increase your motivation to create long-term healthy habits. It allows you to reconnect with humility and heart to tune in to what matters most.
5. You will release negative energy
As all chakras are systematically and slowly stretched, stuck energies are released immediately. After that, you tend to maintain a constant rhythm of the exercises; the result is much better than what you cannot immediately perceive or understand.
6. Calmer thinking
The benefits of exercise include that it will help you gradually bring your mind into a calmer and semi-permanent state of relaxation. This kind of quiet meditation encourages every body, mind, and spirit member to be fully present in the moment. It will give you an optimistic mood and a heart full of gratitude.