Top 8 reasons how exercise can improve your mood!

Do you get the winter blues? Do you find that your mood drops in the winter months?

Or do you have a stressful job? Do you find it difficult to pick yourself up when you’ve got a hard day ahead or have had a hard day?

Here are my Top 8 Reasons to Exercise to help boost your mood and get you in the right mind and body…

  1. Helps Boost Endorphin Production
    • Endorphins are the body’s natural feel good chemicals. The more we exercise, the more endorphins are released, the better we feel.
  2. Reduces Immune System Chemicals
    • These chemicals can worsen our mood and increase negative thoughts and feelings.
  3. Helps Improve Sleep
    • Lack of sleep has been found to contribute to stress and increased risk of depression.
  4. Increases Body Temperature
    • This helps to create a calming effect on the body.
  5. Gain Confidence
    • Reaching small exercise goals can help boost self-confidence. Getting into shape can also help you feel better about your appearance.
  6. Helps as a Distractor.
    • Even if it’s just for 20-30 minutes, it can help to break that cycle of having to think.
  7. Have more social interaction.
    • Exercise and physical activity can help you to meet new people who can help increase your mood.
  8. Helps to cope in a healthy way.
    • Using exercise as a coping mechanism is a positive way to help cope with stress and anxiety.


Written by Matthew Olds

BSc – Exercise Physiology

ASCA Level 2 Coach

Exercise Physiologist

Performance Coach
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