I don’t know what I would do without working out. Now before you write me off as a juicehead, hear me out. When I was 18 and living in New York, I had started to work out mostly because I wanted to look better. That is the reason with a lot of people, and that’s a very valid reason. But, there was something more that I craved besides bigger muscles that I always defaulted to when deciding if I should go to the gym or not.
Besides the benefits of looking fit and being healthy, the brain makes drastic changes from before to after a workout. When the human body is under physical stress, the heart is pumped faster, causing more oxygen to the brain which releases many hormones. This is why people always feel more clear and level-headed after a workout.
When I used to deal with anxiety and stress, exercise was a must when it came to clearing my head and coming back to reality. So pick up a dumbbell or go for a jog, it’ll help you.