The mental benefits of jogging

People perform many types of different exercises, but one of the most common and beneficial for you is jogging. Anyone can do it, and although it might not be enjoyable while you do it, you will definitely enjoy its beneficial effects afterwards.

Quarantine is tiring, especially when one is sitting down all day. If you are feeling sad or stressed from schoolwork, going for a quick jog might be the right decision. Jogging can serve as a distraction, so you can find peace to break the cycle of negative thoughts that fuels depression. It also releases serotonin, a powerful chemical that stimulates your mind and gives you a good feeling. For those who cannot walk, other activities such as cycling and swimming also have the same psychological benefits as jogging. While some people may prefer resistance training or lifting weights, the importance of light running or jogging is often neglected.

Jogging reduces anxiety and stimulates blood circulation through exercise. Jogging promotes all kinds of changes in the brain, including new patterns of activity that promote feelings of calmness and well-being. Such activities send more nourishing blood to the brain, which can help you think more clearly, as well as lowering your blood pressure and heart rate. Different exercises, including jogging, can also stimulate the growth of new brain cells and helps prevent age-related decline.

There is scientific evidence to support the idea that even light exercise can improve your mental health, and you don’t have to be a weight lifting champion to achieve positive mental effects. The emotional benefits of jogging can also include higher self-esteem, improved well-being, a better quality of sleep, and a more positive attitude.

It is obvious that jogging will increase your physical performance and have numerous health benefits. However, jogging can have many psychological benefits as well. It can cause your brain to release endorphins, the chemicals that create a sense of satisfaction and positive well-being. It is the perfect exercise for anyone who is looking to get into workouts, but doesn’t know where to start. Even the craziest of workout enthusiasts go on jogs — it is the perfect first step. So what are you waiting for, get out there and go for a quick jog!

John (Jack) ten Bosch is a Junior at Washington High School. He spent the first 8 years of his childhood in Los Angeles, before he moved here to Fremont. This is his first year on the Hatchet team, and he is ecstatic to be with a group of talented students. His journalistic interests include: sports, video games, technology, and world events. During his free time, John loves to play video games, play baseball, 3D animate, and build computers. In his future, John wants to be a video game designer.

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