Designing An Exercise Routine

Designing An Exercise Routine

Exercising regularly can greatly enhance your emotional sense of wellbeing and positively impact your overall mental health.

The number of brain-related benefits associated with exercising regularly are vast and include improved cognition, improved brain function, improved ability to cope with stress, enhanced memory, and an improved brain structure.

Make your personal mental and emotional health a priority and stay committed to living a healthy and active lifestyle regardless of the season.

Performing structured daily exercises can help you perform at your best in both physical and non-physical tasks because the benefits of exercising go far beyond the physical.

5 ways you can design an exercise routine:

Get outside 

The temperatures at this time of year may be dropping, but if you dress appropriately you can enjoy the crisp, cool air, and a change of scenery may boost your mood.

Train with a friend

Make your gym time a little more fun and social for a few weeks and train with a friend or join a group. It’s easier to stay motivated when you have a friend by your side to push you through.

Mix up your routine

Try a new mode of exercise to give yourself a challenge, taking a class or following an online routine is a great way to infuse some energy into your workout.

Up the intensity level

If you feel capable, push yourself a little harder in your workout, increase your weights or add a few extra reps. Trying a HIIT-style session will decrease your time spent at the gym without negatively impacting your results. In fact, HIIT-style training can boost your fitness level.

Designing An Exercise Routine

Physical activity promotes the release of endorphins, such as dopamine and serotonin in the brain. These hormones are your body’s natural happy hormones, so their increased release can give you an emotional boost and makes you feel happier and more productive. As the summer ends and the winter approaches, it’s important to find ways to enhance your mood, and I believe there is no better answer than ramping up your physical activity routine.