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How Exercise Can Boost Your Confidence

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One the best ways you can ensure your physical well being and boost your confidence is through regular exercise. By exercising regularly, you can keep yourself fit “ being fit gives a feeling of looking good which in turns enhances your self-esteem and confidence. Confidence is an essential personality trait that can lead a person on the path of success. Once a person is confident, it shows in the way he conducts himself. It can help a person in numerous ways; it can help you make a lasting impression at work, in relationships, and in many other areas of life.

If you are wondering how exercise helps in boosting your confidence, then read on:

–      When we exercise, certain chemicals and hormones like dopamine and serotonin are released in the body. These chemicals induces positive mood and generates a feeling of well-being. It makes us feel less anxious and minimizes the effects of stress. In one way or the other, exercise gives us a feeling of control over our mind and body, and it helps in boosting our confidence.

–      Regular exercise is good for the health of our heart and bones; it lowers the risk of being affected by chronic diseases, keeps our blood pressure in control, helps in weight management and helps us in fighting depression. Creating an exercise plan and sticking to it gives us a sense of achievement.

–      A healthy mind resides in a h ealthy body. Exercing regularly keeps your body healthy which is in turn, is good for your mind. When one is healthy, there is clarity in his thoughts and it helps in decision making. Good decision making ability also helps in boosting one's confidence and self-esteem.

–      For most people today, how they look has a great bearing on their self-esteem. Exercise helps in keeping the body in shape; it helps in keeping it well-toned and promotes better posture. When you feel good about your body, you do not shy away from socializing with friends. In fact, you enjoy making friends and it makes you happy. Looking good gives a good feeling which also enhances one's confidence and self-esteem. Research reveal that exercises like aerobics can help people with low self-esteem. As fitness and appearance improve, so does one's confidence.

–      Regular exercise also helps in improving one's concentration. This is turn can improve your productivity at work, thereby winning you accolades. That certainly will help you garner respect at work and it will increase your confidence.

–      When you make exercising a regular habit, you start looking forward to it. Slowly when the effects of exercise start showing its effects on your appearance and health and it instils a feeling of achievement, thus making you confident about yourself.

–      Exercise also makes your strong physically. When you are able to explore your body's physical prowess and its ability to perform, your confidence soars. Exercise requires one to challenge himself every time, to push the envelope further and soon you find yourself doing things that you never imagined you could. Gradually, you start applying this trait in other activities you take up “ you set the bar higher for yourself and start working hard to achieve it.

Exercising regularly gives you a feeling of control and achievement. It makes you realize that your happiness and health are in your hands, thus instilling a sense of confidence in you. In order to avail of the maximum benefits of exercising, you should exercise for at least 20 to 30 minutes every day “ you can pick any activity of choice like walking, running, swimming, yoga, dancing, etc., or you can even keep varying the activities to make keep things interesting.