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How Can Exercise Help Improve Your Well-Being?

The impact of exercise on physical health has been well documented. From relieving muscle soreness and body aches to preventing injuries and lowering the risk of cardiovascular conditions, there are several obvious advantages of exercise.

Did you know that exercise can also enhance your overall well-being? Read all about it here.


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It Helps You Stay Energized

If you’ve been feeling lethargic lately or live a sedentary lifestyle, exercise can help you get your mojo back. Sitting around for the majority of your day isn’t healthy; on the contrary, it can have you feeling lethargic and less energized. You may find yourself wondering why you’re feeling tired when you haven’t even moved around much.

Incorporating exercise into your daily routine can significantly improve your energy levels. You can opt for a customized exercise plan that helps enhance your range of motion and flexibility, thereby energizing your body. An increase in your physical activity level will also help you stay refreshed and focused during the day instead of feeling lethargic and low on energy.

It Boosts Mental Health

Exercise also has a positive impact on your mental well-being. Research has shown that if you’re experiencing depression, anxiety, or PTSD (post-traumatic stress disorder), you could see an improvement in your symptoms by incorporating gentle physical activity, such as taking the stairs at the office or doing push-ups in between Zoom calls, into your regular routine. Exercise helps improve your mood, self-esteem, attitude, and overall mental state, giving you a sense of confidence and satisfaction.

Many people struggling with disorders related to body image and eating habits also rely on exercise as a constructive coping strategy. It helps you feel more present and engaged in positive affirmations.

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It Helps You Have a Routine

There’s no denying the significance of having a routine. It helps people stay more organized and active, encouraging them to live a more orderly life. Regular exercise helps in establishing healthy routines. It gives you the chance to actively and frequently engage in physical activity that doesn’t just help stretch your muscles but also stimulates brain activity.

If you are recovering from a musculoskeletal injury, you may need physical therapy to rehabilitate your body before starting any exercise regimen. Physical therapy allows you to gradually build up strength and flexibility until you can work out on your own.

Regularly exercising instills a sense of discipline and enables your brain to recognize your body’s limits, promoting self-awareness and overall wellness.

Houston Physicians’ Hospital has a team of highly specialized physical therapists who perform various pain management therapies to promote overall wellness and to help patients recover from sports-related conditions. We also provide spine solutions, general surgery, and arthritis treatments.

If you’ve been immobile for some time due to illness or injury, or you’re recovering from a surgical procedure, you can find a Houston Physicians’ Hospital physical therapy location near you by visiting our website.