Importance of Physical Activity on Mental and Physical Well-being I Velocity

Written by the Velocity Team.

Velocity is Switzerland’s first Indoor Cycling and Strength Training studio, which delivers a whole new fitness concept with the latest technology, equipment, outstanding customer service, top coaches, and varied workouts, all within exceptional spaces. It’s not just about a great fitness experience, the heart of Velocity is its powerful community.

 

Physical activity is not only good for your body, it’s also great for your mind. 

 

It’s no secret that working out regularly can improve mobility, prevent future injuries, help lose weight, decrease the chances of cardiovascular diseases, and much more. But with our busy lives, stressful careers, and fast-paced environments, many of us can find it challenging to manage our mental health, too. Therefore, it is crucial to recognize that paying attention to your mental well-being is extremely important. 

 

Although not a cure-all, physical activity has many well-established mental health benefits, such as improved brain health and cognitive function, reduced risk of anxiety and depression, improved sleep, and overall quality of life. 

 

Here are 5 more benefits of physical activity on your physical and mental health

 

  • Self-confidence

Exercise and movement have been directly linked to feelings of self-confidence. We tend to feel proud for completing a tough workout and get a boost of confidence. In the long-term, many also notice their mobility and strength improving, leading to higher self-esteem and confidence in everyday life. 

 

  • Getting out of your head and into your body

Working out can really help you feel more grounded, especially if you are experiencing stress, anger, or other negative emotions. Exercising helps release those emotions by focusing on moving your body and leaves you with more mental space. 

 

  • Self-care

One of the challenges of today’s busy lifestyle is finding time for yourself. Thinking of exercise as a way of self-care and shifting the mindset from it being something that is a chore, to something that you want to do, can work wonders. You’ll notice yourself looking forward to working out, especially if you find an activity that you love. 

 

  • Feeling of belonging 

Working out in a group setting is a great way to help with accountability and simply makes it easier to commit to your workouts. But that isn’t the only benefit. By regularly attending group fitness, you’re giving yourself a chance to form friendships and connections. You get to share not only your struggles but also your wins! 

 

  • Post-workout bliss

Working out reduces levels of the body's stress hormones, such as adrenaline and cortisol. It also stimulates the production of endorphins, chemicals in the brain that are the body's natural painkillers and mood elevators. This often results in an almost euphoric feeling you get after exercising. 


How to get started?

 

At Velocity our passion goes beyond the workouts. We believe fitness leads to an overall happier and healthier life and positively promotes both physical and mental change. We offer three workout formats that are guaranteed to give you everything you need to become the strongest version of yourself. Whether you’re looking to strengthen and tone your body, crave a mental escape from your day, or simply love a good dance party, we have the perfect workout for you. 

 

Book the intro offer of 2 workouts for just 38CHF and give it a go. 

 

Sources
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https://www.health.harvard.edu/staying-healthy/exercising-to-relax
https://www.health.harvard.edu/mind-and-mood/endorphins-the-brains-natural-pain-reliever
https://health.gov/news/202112/physical-activity-good-mind-and-body

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