Training improves mood and creativity

You are feeling down? You’ve lost your creativity? Or you are simply trying to improve both? If you answered “yes” to any of these questions, then we have a solution for you – exercising. Let’s delve deeper into this.

Training improves the mood

Training and exercising can increase the levels of energy and can also help you sleep better at night. Also, they can distract you from the things you are worrying about. They can get you out of the disturbing cycle of negative thoughts which can worsen the depression and anxiety.
Also, if you are training in the gym, you’ll be out and with people so you won’t feel lonely.
But even if you aren’t going to the gym, a simple smile from someone on the running track can make your day better.

Furthermore, you’ll improve your self-esteem and will feel more in control of yourself because you are doing something for yourself and for your improvement.

Exercising also increases the confidence because you reach some goals, even if they are small, and you’ll feel good about yourself and your body.
And one more point worth mentioning – training will aid you in avoiding harmful approaches like drinking alcohol or dwelling on your feelings.
Exercise increases the serotonin and endorphins which lead to better mood. It also helps you get enough sleep, feel accomplished and reduce the effect of the stress on the brain.

Exercise and creativity

A study of 2013 published in the journal Frontiers in Human Neuroscience shows that if one exercises regularly one will have improved divergent and convergent thinking which improves the creativity of the human mind. The study showed that people who follow regular fitness routine do better on creativity tests than those who lead a non-active lifestyle.

For example, weight-lifting is shown to strengthen the heart which may in turn lead to improved blood flow to one’s brain that can result in better ability to be creative.

A study from Stanford shows that walking also has the ability to boost your creativity.
It’s believed that running may also help in this regard. It boosts the mood and reduces the stress which helps you be productive and creative.
Yoga can also help you be more creative because it allows you to open your mind up through movement, breath and energy.

Some people say that high-intensity interval training, too, helps boost your cognition and memory which, then, improve the creativity.

Resources:
https://www.betterhealth.vic.gov.au/health/HealthyLiving/exercise-and-mood
https://www.elitedaily.com/p/does-exercise-make-you-more-creative-these-5-workouts-might-help-you-think-outside-the-box-2883910

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