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  • Is exercise as much about mental health as it is about physical health?

    Discussion in 'General Chat' started by MarkB, Jan 14, 2019.

    1. MarkB

      MarkB Administrator Staff Member

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      I know that there is a lot of focus on the physcial benefits of exercise and fitness but I feel that there is just as much potential mental health improvement to be gained as well. Do you feel better about yourself the fitter you become?
       
    2. Newstarter

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      If you feel good about yourself then you are likely to have a better outlook on life. Its sounds corny but its true :)
       
    3. Myjourney

      Myjourney Well-Known Member

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      To be honest I actually see it in a totally different light - if you dont feel good about yourself then you will struggle to find the motivation that you need. In the past I have got most benefit out of exercise and healthy eating when my mind has "been in the right place". Anyone else feel the same or is it just me?
       
    4. abbasrizvi918

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      As Arnold said, bodybuilding is more about character building
       
    5. Leont

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      Sometimes it is very difficult for me to force myself to continue training. In such cases, I just turn off the brain, get up and go to train. The feeling of satisfaction with oneself and one's willpower grows. It is very important for the human psyche to see the result of the efforts made, and sport is just good for mental health. It's great when you can walk 40 minutes on it when you could barely walk half an hour a month ago, or you have a great feeling when you finally can bench press as many times as you would like.
       
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