Flourish Health & Wellbeing eMagazine - Jan21 - Flipbook - Page 18
Ah the New Year — a common time to
decide it’s time to work off some of that
Usually, your mind turns to exercise,
and for good reason — it’s one of the
most efficient ways to reduce those
festive kilos. Whether it’s jogging,
walking, playing sports or lifting weights
at the gym, a workout exercises our
muscles and helps us burn fat.
However, when you’re embarking on
your activity of choice, you’re also
inadvertently working another important
muscle — your brain.
That’s right, all those steps, sprints and
crunches are incredibly beneficial for
your mental wellbeing too. In fact,
exercise plays a larger role in your
mental health than you might think.
Let’s take a look.