Destress Your Day – How CrossFit Improves Your Mental Health

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 it involves varied workouts so you never feel bored. These workouts help you lose weight and gain muscle, giving you an incredible energy boost and serving to strengthen 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.
Bottom line, it works

It’s no secret that exercise and a great physique go hand in hand. However, CrossFit can also have amazing benefits for your mentail health, your mind.When you take up CrossFit, you are instantly leaving behind that nagging worry that you should join a gym! 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 group 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 the encourage all around for you to complete the workout

  • 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 ‘Plus HFP’, 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 workout at ‘Plus’, 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!

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