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Many folks in Moderation Management have found exercise to be a helpful moderation tool. Our friends at SunnySide have this to say on the matter:
“Staying active can actually reduce your desire to drink. Exercising pumps your blood, improves circulation throughout your nervous system and brain, and lets you naturally release feel-good chemicals like dopamine and endorphins. Since dopamine activates your reward system to make you feel happy and endorphins help to relieve pain — it’s a two-for-one deal.
Meta-analysis studies show that people tend to drink less when they exercise regularly, especially heavy or binge drinkers. It’s one of the best ways to relieve stress, making it less likely you’ll want to drink to feel better. Instead, working out can become your go-to mood enhancer.
Just think of that ‘runner’s high’ people get addicted to — except, it’s not just for runners. Endorphins act on opioid receptors and give you that wonderful sense of bliss.
These hormones ease symptoms of depression, stress, and anxiety. They also improve your self-confidence, help to regulate your appetite, and can reduce pain and inflammation. For anyone struggling with a chronic physical or mental health condition, movement is one of the best and all-natural pain-relievers there is (along with time in nature).”
You can read the full article here.
Learn more about how exercise benefits your mental health in the articles below.
- Depression and anxiety: Exercise eases symptoms
- Exercise for Mental Health
- 5 Mental Benefits of Exercise
Looking for 30 minute workouts for beginners? Try some of these options.
- 30 MIN FULL BODY WORKOUT || At-Home Beginner Pilates (No Equipment)
- 30 MIN FULL BODY HIIT Workout For Beginners – No Equipment, No Repeat Home Workout
- 30 Minute Cardio Workout for Beginners to Lose Weight – Low Impact Exercises – No Jumping
- 30 min Beginner Yoga – Flexibility, Strength & Balance
- Yoga For Complete Beginners At Home – 30 min Yoga Flow