The Importance Of Social Wellness

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Exercise changes your body, your mind, and your outlook. Exercise has been proven multiple times to greatly impact our lives in a positive manner. Yet it still happens to be a very controversial topic, because many are blind to the benefits that physical activity provides us with. One can only act on the knowledge they have obtained, which is why it’s essential to understand how a lack of physical activity inhibits us from living a life of good health and longevity. We should reach for an increase in overall physical activity because it benefits us mentally, physically, and financially.

There are numerous studies that show the correlation between physical activity and one’s health, which is why physical activity is an essential lifestyle change
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Social wellness describes how we connect and interact with others around us. Body image plays a big role in society which explains why it has such a big impact on one’s self-esteem. Self-esteem is level of worth and confidence we have for ourselves and without it, we sometimes live a life of isolation. “Studies show that loneliness increases the risk of early death by 45%” (everdayhealth.com). Our entire life is revolved around our ability to connect and form relationships with others. If you look better, you often feel better about yourself, therefore, physical activity plays such a big role on social wellness. Improved self-esteem and overall cognitive thought processes are just some of the benefits that could make a positive impact on one’s life (Brandon …show more content…
We release natural chemicals making us feel good. Often times when exercising, our heart pressure increases and the brain recognizes this as a moment of stress, and to help ease the symptoms, the brain naturally releases endorphins. “Endorphins are a self-produced drug that trigger a positive feeling throughout the body” (m.webmd.com). The feeling produced by the release of endorphins is what motivates one to continue down the path of healthier lifestyle. Often times many are so confined by struggles in their life, and they fail to find the joy, but physical activity provides that for us (m.webmd.com).

Quality sleeping is another major benefit that physical activity has on mental health. Quality sleep is essential because it impacts how we carry ourselves for the rest of the day. According to statistics “in the U.S about 35 to 40% of the population has problems falling asleep” (sleepfoundation.org). Sleep deprivation could hinder our performance at work, or even cause a lack of concentration at school. According to studies “150 minutes of moderate to vigorous activity showed a 65% improvement on sleep quality” (sleepfoundation.org). It

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