Destress Your Day – How CrossFit Improves Your Mental Health

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Do you feel burned out at work or overwhelmed by family life? Are you looking for a productive way to break out of your routine? CrossFit might be the perfect solution.

The CrossFit hype

What is CrossFit all about anyway? Greg Glassman, the founder of CrossFit, explains CrossFit as a mixture of weightlifting, gymnastics, and metabolic conditioning. It does not focus on only one part of your body, but rather on building your overall strength and fitness. One of the reasons CrossFit is so popular is that it involves varied workouts so you never feel bored. These workouts help you lose weight and gain muscle, giving you an incredible energy boost, serving to improve your health and overall wellbeing. As well as being a great opportunity to increase your fitness, at CrossFit you get to join a supportive and enthusiastic community who will help you achieve your goals. It’s no secret that exercise and a great physique go hand in hand. However, CrossFit can also have amazing benefits for your mind.

CrossFit and Mental Health

When you take up CrossFit, you are instantly leaving behind that nagging worry that you should do something about your fitness! From there, you’ll experience several psychological health benefits:

Stress relief

After a long day, working out is one of the best ways to release stress. Yes, that exercise ‘high’ does exist, and it is one of the best ways to forget about your problems while also doing something that is good for your body. When you’re in a great mood, no challenge seems insurmountable and that pressure from work or home will seem less dramatic.

You can train with friends

CrossFit is more fun when you do it with your friends, and in your gym/box, everybody is your pal! In the class environment, you can’t help but feel motivated and excited. You’ll get as much of a rush from cheering on others as you do from hearing them encourage you to make it to the finish line.

Want to feel better, inside and out? The first step is to book yourself in for a FREE trial session. All you need to do is CLICK HERE and complete the form. Then one of our coaches will call you right away to discuss your goals.

You can stop obsessing about your weight

Many individuals feel insecure about their weight and body. Overthinking this issue may even lead to depression. The solution is to do something about it. With CrossFit, you’ll be so focused on hitting your next fitness or strength goal that the pounds won’t matter so much. Before you know it, you’ll be slimmer, healthier and much more confident about what you can achieve.

You’ll start sleeping better

When you’re not in a good mental or physical state, it can be hard to sleep. This sets up a vicious cycle, causing you to rely on caffeine in the morning and alcohol at night. After a CrossFit workout, you might find yourself more tired than ever! But you’ll sleep like a log and wake up feeling refreshed.

It releases endorphins in our bodies

Endorphins aid in regulating our metabolism, they help us deal with pain and they put us in a better mood. Exercising releases a rush of these natural chemicals. Even if you’re a little sore, you’re bound to have a smile on your face! Imagine feeling more positive, more confident and simply ‘better’, every day. You can see why we love sharing the message about CrossFit!

Want to feel better, inside and out? The first step is to book yourself in for a FREE trial session. All you need to do is CLICK HERE and complete the form. Then one of our coaches will call you right away to discuss your goals.

Every doctor on earth recommends some form of exercise to boost your physical and mental health. So what are you waiting for? Get started now by clicking here to book into our FREE trial class.

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