How Staying Fit is Essential to Well Being During Covid

By Jessy A

Ever since the “The Rona” made its outspread in the first quarter of this year, mental health and wellness have been one of the things that people have started working on, if not, started being aware of. This pandemic has caused people to either make or break their sanity with different ways of coping like cooking, baking, learning, training, and so much more.

Correlation of Physical and Mental Health

One of the most effective tools in handling our mental wellness is staying active, working out, and being fit. Not only does moderate-intensity physical activity is associated with better immune function but it has also been proven throughout time that regular exercise has a profound positive impact on mental health challenges such as depression, anxiety, ADHD, and so much more. Most of these mental health challenges are brought about by chemical imbalances in our body and brain that we can manage with the help of staying fit. Exercise releases chemicals in our body like endorphins and serotonin that can help improve our mood. The increase of heart rate that we get from working out is best for our brain health for when the body pumps more blood to the brain – which then carries oxygen along with it – making it well-oxygenated.

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With all the chaos that has been going on around the world, we as sentient beings, cannot run from our own natural instinct to worry and think of the future which might make our mental health a bit rocky but we can do things like being active to help us stay sane during this time. And while we’re at it, we should stay positive, stay active, be smart, and safe!