Can't hit the gym during lockdown : Continue it indoors and experience results

People all around the globe are facing distress due to lockdown. Exercise can be a very strong tool to help them heal emotionally and mentally.

As per the National Institute of Mental Health, a healthy lifestyle includes -getting enough sleep and exercise, which can help combat anxiety, especially in conjunction with other treatments like psychotherapy and medication.
Are you one of those who have a regular exercise routine and love to hit the gym to maintain a healthy physique?
Working out is seriously helpful and for both the mind and the body-something that's extra important now is social distancing due to the new and stronger wave of covid 19.
The factor of social distancing has left most of us feeling lonely, stressed, isolated and depressed.
If we speak about the people, we can directly classify them into two types-the gymgoers and the ones who stay at home and work out.
Workout and exercise are extremely important for the body no matter wherever you are. It is filled with lots of health benefits.
Exercise increases the blood flow in our body, which carries oxygen and nutrients to the muscles, which help them to produce more energy.
The biggest contribution that workout has is that it reduces day-to-day stress. Harvard Medical School has shown that aerobic exercise helps curb stress hormones like cortisol and adrenaline while we fill our system with feel-good endorphins.
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It also ups the calming, good-mood brain chemicals serotonin and dopamine. Another study conducted in 2018 shows that the people who exercise frequently are happier. Even doctors emphasize doing exercise as it keeps on regulating the necessary hormones in our body.
There is a direct link between exercise and happiness. It is said that a 20-minute exercise can boost and uplift our mood for 12 hours. Cardio and strength training can both give you a lift, and 30 to 60 minutes of exercise three to five days a week is optimal for mood benefits.
Doing work-out makes one feel motivated and strong and help increase confidence.
As per one of the research, exercise is good for cognitive functions, especially now when many of us are feeling shattered due to lockdowns and are staying indoors. A meta-analytic study in Sports and Medicine concludes that strength training can help improve something called cognitive flexibility, or the ability to switch between tasks in your mind.
Exercise increases the blood flow in our body, which carries oxygen and nutrients to the muscles, which help them to produce more energy.



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