Do you feel like exercise improves your general mood?Watch
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Or is all that stuff about endorphins nonsense. I think I feel good after exercise for about 5 minutes because I feel like I've achieved something but I don't think it does anything to my general mood. I haven't been doing exercise for long though, does it take a while to feel the effects?
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Endorphins aren't nonsense - they have a potent affect on the brain
I read somewhere that you get used to the endorphin released and so when you don't exercise, you feel bad, since they aren't released. I don't know if this is BS or not but I'm definitely more 'down' on my rest day, or any day I take a day off.
Only recently started listening to music in the gym, since my gym has turned the volume of the music in there down so it is barely audible. Certain songs really get me pumped, remind me of certain events/people.
I think once you find your true motivation, you start taking things much more seriously.
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Long term though I don't know if it has that great an effect personally.
Exercise has an incredibly significant effect on mood - there's even a good evidence-base to suggest that exercise is just as effective as antidepressants for improving depressive symptoms in mild and moderate depression!
And yes, exercise has a very positive effect on my mood. I suffer from depression, anxiety and anorexia, and one of the best things I can do to keep myself feeling stable is to just get out and go for a walk every day.
My sport gives me a massive endorphin high, I love the adrenaline rush when I am training and I always end up being energetic after training (even when I am tired!) That probably partially lifts mood from the feeling of achieving something and pushing myself as well as the effects of exercise as such, but yes, definitely a mood improvement from exercising in general, especially if it's something you enjoy.
It totally improve the mood for me! Moreover, if I'm feeling really down or depressed, I can force myself to go get some exercise and the high I get after actually doing it and pushing though my bad mood to get something productive done, is just awesome!
When I feel like crying I just try to keep myself busy and just move and my mood just gets better. I guess we get depressed because our body isn't feeling well and the exercise just helps our heart move faster and feel better!!!