Types of exercises to boost your wellbeing
There are many types of exercise which can boost your mental wellbeing, but this doesn’t always mean going hell for leather at the gym. There are several ways to boost your mind as a result of moving your body.
Here at Wellbeing 365, we have whittled this down to the top 5 types of exercise which can improve your mental wellbeing. These include: running (or walking), boxing, pilates, yoga or spin classes.
- Running (or walking)
Running provides a ‘high’ which kick starts your motivation to exercise. It sounds simple but putting one foot in front of the other should not be underestimated. In addition to the mood boost from being active, being outdoors is also particularly beneficial. This is why running or walking comes at the top of our exercise list.
Boxing allows a safe release of stress or anger. It provides an outlet that aggression or anxieties can be channelled through. In addition to this, completely a boxing workout as part of a daily exercise practice will release endorphins.
Traditionally, pilates is aimed at those looking to improve core strength. However, this aspect of ‘controlology’, being the practice of controlling the body with the mind, should not be overlooked. Many people battling with anxiety often find pilates extremely useful in gaining back some control.
Yoga contains the fundamental belief that our yin and yang must be in balance, in turn we look to create a holistic balance of these two elements through this practice. By integrating the body and the mind through yoga, you will be better placed to improve your mental wellbeing.
- Spin classes
These types of exercise classes are like no other! Fun and engaging spin classes are a great environment to burn off anxiety and bring the rider into the present moment. This ensures the emotional and mental wellbeing of participants is increased.