Along with serotonin, exercise releases endorphins and dopamine, which play a large role in regulating mood. Mood swings are often a challenge for those going through the withdrawal or recovery process as the body readjusts to functioning without drugs or alcohol. Regular exercise can help even out these highs and lows by positively affecting your mood. As little as 30 minutes of exercise each day is enough to positively impact mood.
Meet Dillon Cassar, Dillon is one of Malta’s leading runners, when he was young, he used be an alcoholic and once he had a very bad car accident in which he was almost killed.
Thanks to sports, Dillon started to focus on what he wants from this life and invested his time and energy on running. He broke national records both locally and abroad. Dillon Cassar confirmed his strength on the shorter road distances, taking home the National Championship on the 5k distance, completing a 5k-10k double for the second season in succession.
Studies show that when you exercise regularly it triggers dopamine, a happiness hormone, which is why that post-workout euphoric feeling is often described as “runner’s high.”
Instead of relying on a harmful substance, exercise is a great way to get a rush of happiness and energize your outlook on life. People also tend to feel better about themselves after handling stress well, as opposed to turning back to bad habits.
Therefore, invest your time in sports and make it your year & #RESOLVETOSPORT