Self-confidence is a product of what we believe in and what we actively set out to achieve. In modern day living, this can mean many things – physical confidence being one of them.
Exercise is an important tool that helps us achieve this physical confidence. Beyond the postural imbalances, muscle tensions and day-to-day energy demands, the ability to be physically available to your day’s requirements is crucial.
Feeling confident in a rational and realistic manner is a sound safeguard against several physical, mental and emotional problems.
Here is how exercise boosts confidence:
(A) Whenever you exercise your personal worth increases because it gives you a feeling that you have done something rather than sitting passively and brooding over issues.
(B) When you exercise, the body releases chemical substances known as endorphins which relieve stress and make you feel good psychologically. This boosts your confidence.
(C ) Regular exercise makes your immune system strong and well equipped to fight various diseases and infections. As you remain disease free, there is a sense of pride.
(D) Exercise gives you a good appearance and your body image improves. Feeling attractive and good about the way you look pumps up your self-confidence.
(E) On some occasions when you are lost in anxious and negative thoughts, doing physical exercise can shake this mindset and make you feel confident and positive.
(F) Exercise acts as a reliable anchor point in our life and makes you feel in control. Whenever we have something constant to look forward to we feel good and confident.
(G) Whether it is joining a gym, walking in the neighborhood park, attending a yoga or dance class, exercise gives us space and opportunity to meet people and form bonds. Socialization adds to the confidence.
(H) Exercise also increases your attention and concentration, which means that you can focus on your work a lot better and this becomes an important feel good factor.