Exercise releases endorphins, the brain’s ‘happy’ chemical, it stands to reason that those who exercise are happier, healthier and more fulfilled. Some have suggested that the reason it’s so good for our wellbeing is that our self esteem gets a boost when we practise self control. In other words, by taking power over our bodies, we also take control of our minds.
According to NHS LiveWell, exercise boosts your mood, helps you sleep better and lowers the risk of mental health issues and stress.
“If exercise were a pill, it would be one of the most cost-effective drugs ever invented,” said Dr Nick Cavill, a health promotion consultant.