So often people underestimate the power of a good workout. It’s pretty impossible to be sad when you are wrapped up in accomplishing a goal. When the endorphins kick in, they work like an anti-depressant to keep the mood elevated. This is why I am a huge believer, whenever possible, in morning workouts. They tend to set the mood for hours to come. Not all of us are able to find time in the morning (though for those that are dedicated, they always seem to find the time) so of course anytime is better than not at all.
It’s the consistency of daily workouts that keep the mood boosted. After days and weeks of daily exercise, our moods tend to get better…and better. All of a sudden, we are craving that workout like a drug. But it’s not a drug. It may very well be addictive, but there really are few negative side effects.
And on that note, I am off to lace up my sneakers and hit the streets before I head to the gym later this morning for class. What’s your mood elevation plan for today?