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People join gyms because they’re committed to getting healthy, improving their fitness levels and losing weight. These benefits alone are enough to go to the gym, right? Unfortunately, life can feel busy and stressful, and these benefits are not always enough to motivate us. Knowing that regular exercise will strengthen your mental health, as well as your physical health, might be the motivation that you need. Here are some unexpected, but welcome mental and emotional benefits of joining Auckland city gym.

It Reduces Stress

One of the outcomes of performing regular exercise is the reduction of stress. Stress has unfortunately become a part of life. Did you remember to send that email? Do you know the address for that meeting? Making many appointments, juggling too many balls and looking after yourself and others can increase your stress levels. Working out is one of the best ways to reduce daily stress, so it doesn’t build up and take over.

It Creates An Endorphin Release

People who go to the gym regularly say that they can’t get enough of it, yet others who don’t work out don’t understand this. Why would you want to exert yourself and get sweaty, tired and sore? The reason is for the endorphin release. Exercise releases endorphins, creating a feeling of happiness and euphoria. These endorphins can alleviate feelings of depression and anxiety and overall, boost your mood. Exercise will no longer be a tiresome chore; you’ll enjoy it – and it’s better than turning to unhealthy vices or habits to get this same endorphin release.

Improved Self-Esteem

Everyone is hard on themselves when it comes to their bodies, but there is nothing better for your self esteem than getting moving.  We feel more positive about our bodies when we are exercising, and this positive mindset spills over to other areas of our lives. It is an upward spiral…we feel better about ourselves, so we become more active, which makes us feel even better, and so on.  You just have to put your foot on the bottom rung of the ladder to get started!

It Keeps You Sharp

Do you feel like your brain is getting hazy? As we get older, our minds start to degenerate. People affected with degenerative diseases like Alzheimer’s have found that that the more they exercise, the more they slow down their neurodegenerative decline. With exercise comes the production of cells responsible for memory retention and improved learning in the hippocampus. Even if your brain is healthy, the more you exercise, the more improvements you’ll see in your memory, creativity and learning.

When you join a gyms in Auckland city, you are looking after your body, but you are also doing fantastic things for your mind here and now, and in to the future. Come down to the Olympic Pool and Fitness Centre today and talk to us about making your fitness and wellness goals a reality.