Phew! January is over and given some of the weather we have had, it made it seem like it was never ending. In fact someone said to me the other day, “Is it the 93rd January today?”

Luckily, February has now come to the rescue with barmy spring temperatures and new born lambs galloping around the field…..oh dear, no that’s March isn’t it?

But fear not, there is one sure way to cheer yourself up and get happy.

Exercise.

It doesn’t really matter too much what form it takes; from a brisk country walk to training for a marathon; its all good.

And exercise leads to the release of endorphins, which make you happier. They are the slightly buzzy feeling you get immediately after working out and the world just seems a better place than it did half an hour before. Endorphins are the chemicals your brain releases when you exercise. They interact with the receptors in your brain to reduce the perception of pain. They also trigger a good feeling in your body, similar to the effect of morphine (Fitbiznow disclaimer – we believe in naturally enhanced highs only!)

Endorphins also help balance out the effect of mental illness and any stress that you may be feeling. Your mind wanders off during exercise and you start to think about the good bits in your life and don’t dwell on the bad stuff or the problems that you have. Exercise can also ward off depression and anxiety. Try it, it works!

Here at Fitbiznow,  we love exercise in the great outdoors as you know. It doesn’t matter what the weather is like as long as you have the right kit. The combination of being outside and keeping fit can’t be beaten. So call us today and we can get you ready for spring and summer and happier days.