A happy body is a healthy body, one way to achieve this – plenty of exercise. It’s important to make time to exercise on a regular basis, and for many this means squeezing in a workout early in the morning, during a lunch hour, or after a long day. Exercise raises your core body temperature, increases your heart rate and prompts your system to release adrenaline. It also promotes the release of endorphins. Endorphins are neurotransmitters with aid in the feeling of pain relief. But that’s not all, endorphins are also linked to feelings of happiness, change in appetite, memory, and controlling body temperature. The release of endorphins has also been shown to lower blood pressure and to improve the immune system. All of which are beneficial but especially during those times when we might need a little extra help.
“When it comes to health and well-being, regular exercise is about as close to a magic potion as you can get.” Tich Nhat Hanh.
Our Clinical Director, Dr Ian Gargan, is an advocate for regular exercise and continues to push himself to do new things, especially around fitness. Check him out competing in the latest Iron Man Competition.