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February 20, 2024

How Exercise Can Boost Your Mental Health


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How Exercise Can Boost Your Mental Health

At Like Water CrossFit, we believe that exercise is not only good for your body, but also for your mind. Numerous studies have shown that physical activity can have positive effects on your mental health, such as:

- Reducing stress and anxiety. Exercise can lower the levels of cortisol, the stress hormone, and increase the levels of endorphins and endocannabinoids, the natural mood boosters²³.

- Improving mood and self-esteem. Exercise can trigger the release of dopamine, the pleasure hormone, and help you feel more confident and accomplished²³.

- Enhancing cognitive function and memory. Exercise can promote neuroplasticity, the ability of the brain to adapt and learn, and increase the production of brain-derived neurotrophic factor (BDNF), a protein that supports the growth and survival of brain cells²³.

- Preventing or treating depression. Exercise can be as effective as antidepressant medication for mild to moderate depression, and can also prevent relapse by providing structure and routine to life²³.

These are just some of the mental health benefits of exercise. To experience them for yourself, join us at Like Water CrossFit, where we offer high-intensity workouts that combine strength training, cardio, and functional movements. Our certified coaches will guide you through every workout and ensure your safety and efficiency. Our friendly community will motivate you and cheer you on.

Don't wait any longer. Schedule your free no sweat intro today and see how exercise can change your life with us!

Like Water CrossFit

1047 E Main St, Owosso, MI 48867

(989) 200-4373

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