1. You feel sluggish
Feeling fatigued and lethargic all the time? Although it might be all you feel like doing, sitting for long periods of time can actually sap your energy even further. Engaging in heart-pumping physical activity, on the other hand, can give you the burst of energy you need to get through your daily to-do list.
2. You have difficulty dealing with stress
If you’re constantly feeling overwhelmed and frazzled, try adding physical activity to your daily regimen. Multiple studies have demonstrated the stress-busting benefits of physical activity. Specifically, physical activity promotes the release of neurotransmitters like serotonin and dopamine, and decreases the levels of cortisol pumping through your body.
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3. You’re not sleeping well
Tossing and turning, or not sleeping at all? Before reaching for a sleep aid, try physical activity. Chipping away at the recommended 150 weekly minutes of physical activity primes your body and mind for a sound sleep.