A lot of people used to ask me, “why do you train so much?”. At the time, before I launched my business, I didn’t know quite what to answer, except say that “ it makes me feel good.” Now that I’m older and I have the opportunity help people through physical training, I noticed that I train because it makes my brain “stronger”. Yes, besides the proven biological benefits from physical exertion like the release of endorphines (the happy molecule), training does much more to your brain. Running, bodybuilding, yoga or any kind of physical activity has a profound effect on your mental health.
First, when you train you’re executing goals. When human beings achieve tasks, they become more happy because they feel more accomplished. Two, physical exertion makes you feel better, but also makes you look better and ultimately more comfortable and accepting of your body. Three, physical training quiets that voice in your head that says, “you can’t”. That voice that holds you back from life, the one says you’re “tired or sad”. The more you train, the sound of that voice lessens, and it can be beneficial for you not just in the gym, but in any life situation.
I train for my brain, so I can stop making excuses. I have many clients who came to me with body related issues, anxiety and depression. After a couple of months training, they became more comfortable, relaxed and confident.
So tell me, why do you train?
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