How Does Exercise Affect Your Self-Esteem?
Over the years, working in a gym and giving personal training sessions allows you to meet a variety of people from different backgrounds.
Some want to lose weight, others want to develop their fitness levels and others want to build self-confidence. ...So how does working out affect your self-esteem?
Regular exercise makes your heart and bones stronger, lowers your risk for chronic disease right along with your blood pressure, keeps your weight under control and reduces feelings of anxiety and depression. While you're boosting your energy levels, oxygen capacity, muscle tone and general fitness, a side benefit is an increase in self-esteem.
Just the success of creating an exercise plan and sticking to it allows you to enjoy a sense of achievement. Getting a move on is good for your body and mind. Just by exercising for 20 to 30 minutes every day, picking an activity you enjoy so you'll stick with it, varying what you do to ward off boredom, and mixing classes, sports and exercise with friends, and individual workouts to keep things interesting, keeps pounds off and keeps your confidence high.
Society is obsessed with body image and, for many people, how they look has a direct bearing on self-esteem. Idea Health & Fitness Association notes that your personal body image -- toned, balanced weight, pleasing proportions, posture, vitality and other factors -- is as important as your strength, competence at sports and other measures of physical fitness. Regular exercise, with an emphasis on aerobic exercise, can have a positive effect on self-esteem -- especially for those who suffer from low self-esteem -- as fitness and appearance improve.
There is no proven formula for how much or how often to exercise to affect self-esteem but 20 to 60 minutes of dynamic activity that challenges major muscle groups... ...3 to 5 days a week; 8 to 10 resistance exercises for strength-building practised 2 to 3 times a week; and a stretch session for flexibility at least twice a week is ideal.
MMA Den Classes are sure to leave you with a sense of accomplishment as we take you through a good warm-up with strength and conditioning... ...followed by a range of drills and techniques. Martial arts is a continuous learning journey, but you will always be able to look back and see how far you have come and improved - giving you a great boost to your self-esteem.
Just the success of creating an exercise plan and sticking to it allows you to enjoy a sense of achievement. Getting a move on is good for your body and mind.
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