Gym or Therapy
Gym vs. Therapy 🤔
Sometimes going to the gym is not about health or building muscle, Its just therapy.
Going to the gym is actually cheaper than going to therapy.
The average gym membership for the year is between $120-$150 a year.
#1 The Gym Is Cheaper
The gym is a discount stress-reliever, far cheaper than paying someone to hear you talk.
#2 – The Gym Won’t Give Advice
Many times you go looking for advice, you really just want to think. You want an empathetic ear to hear your worries while you think about what to do. The gym is empathetic (she’s pretty unfeeling). But, she doesn’t give you advice. So if you want to think a situation over for an hour before coming to a decision, she’s patient.
#3 You Won’t Get Fat
The gym does double-duty. She helps you keep your stresses to a minimum, and she keeps you in shape. That’s the kind of package deal you can’t get lying on a couch.
#4 Free Drugs (natural, of course)
When you exercise, your brain releases endorphins. These chemicals are associated with feeling happy and relieving pain. The extra endorphins often result in a “runner’s high,” a feeling of well-being after exercise.
#5 Breathing Exercises
Your breathing affects how you feel. Try to stay angry after taking ten, 15-second breaths. If you’re lifting weights, you exhale as you lift the weight and inhale as you lower it back down. When you’re running, you need to keep a constant breathing pace in line with your steps. Match your breathing with the up and down of a push-up and you’re practically meditating.
$6 Focused Distractions
Sometimes you just need a distraction. After a stressful day with work, friends or family, you need to take your mind away from your problems. Unfortunately, sometimes it can be hard to pry your mind away. Talking about your issues isn’t a good way to take your mind away from them. But the gym can provide an outlet, forcing you to focus on something else for an hour.
#7 Little Wins to Rebuild Your Confidence
The gym gives you plenty of opportunities for little victories. Every time you do a little bit more, run a little further or last a few minutes longer, you’ve won. Those little wins rebuild your confidence after a setback. Stewing in your problems in a recipe to trash your self-image. If you can get a few more victories under your belt, you can feel better about yourself.