How Exercise Affects Your Mood?Pick the Brain

“It is exercise alone that supports the spirits, and keeps the mind in vigour.”- Marcus Tullius Cicero What is wellbeing? Wellbeing is defined as ‘a positive physical, social and mental state’. In this article, we are focusing on mental wellbeing. Mental wellbeing does not have a single universal definition, but it does encompass several factors such as: The sense of feeling good about ourselves and being able to function well individually and/or even in relationships The ability to deal with the ups and downs of life, such as coping with various challenges and making the most of such opportunities The feeling of connection towards our community and surroundings Having control and freedom over our respective lives Having a sense of …

How Different Types of Exercise Improve Your Mental Health

Exercise has been shown to have a great effect on your mental health and well being. There are many types of physical activities that will positively impact your mood and the chemicals which influence your feelings and outlook on life.  Running  Running is one of the easiest activities to begin. It requires little equipment and you can go at your own pace. Humans have evolved to be naturally great at running. Once you push past the difficulty of beginning a running habit, the overall feeling during your workout can be positive for your mental health. Aerobic activities like running have been shown to improve symptoms of depression and anxiety. It also has the immediate benefit of boosting endorphins, which can …

Having Problems With Staying Motivated?

Most of us have love-hate relationship with motivation. We need to get motivated all the time but we always find it hard to get out of our comfort zones and get ourselves working. We like to feel motivated but we hate the process of prodding ourselves into doing what we are supposed to be doing or finishing what we have already started. Motivation is an hard to pin down thing. What few people realize though is that while it may be hard to pin down at times, there are plenty of things one can do to muster enough motivation to get yourself going. Quit the debate -The battle always starts in the head. It begins ten to five minutes before …