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How can EMS technology improve your mental health

22 June, 2021

How can EMS technology improve your mental health

Mental health is something that many people struggle with. Whether severe or minor, almost everyone experiences issues with their mental health at some point in their lifetime. Mental health also affects people more during winter in Sydney because of the intense cold and rainy days and shortened daylight hours. Exercise has been known to improve one’s mental health and mood. In this article, we’ll take a look at how our EMS technology can help your mental health.

It’s more than physical, it’s psychological too

Often, when people think of exercise or training with EMS technology, they gravitate to the physical benefits. It’s no secret that EMS technology has a plethora of physical benefits including, but not limited to:

  • Weight loss
  • Muscle development
  • Strengthening of pelvic floor muscles
  • Improved blood circulation
  • Rehabilitation after injury

The prospect of these benefits is in itself, motivation to exercise with EMS technology! However, it’s more than just physical benefits you gain. Exercise can psychologically help you in the following ways:

1. Gain confidence – training with EMS technology will help you to improve the way you feel about your body. If you train regularly with one of our trainers, you will meet your goals and succeed at physical challenges, helping you to feel better about yourself.
2. Improve the number of social interactions you have – during winter and even throughout the year, life can get in the way and you can easily find yourself without much social interaction. 20PerFit is a great way to meet new people and become friends with our personal trainers. Something as simple as a light-hearted conversation can go a long way in improving your mood.
3. Cope with struggles healthily – whenever life becomes difficult, it can be easy to fall into unhealthy habits as a means of coping. Training with EMS technology allows you to channel your frustration, stress and anger into something positive, a vigorous workout.

Can training with EMS technology help your depression or anxiety?

Yes! While the link between a reduction in the symptoms of anxiety/depression and exercise isn’t exactly clear, it seems to ease the symptoms and help a lot of people cope better. Here’s how exercise may help to improve the symptoms of depression:

  • Endorphins
    • Endorphins are feel-good brain chemicals that are released when you exercise. They help to improve your mood, alleviate depression and reduce stress and anxiety.
  • Distract your mind
    • Some specific events or thoughts make you anxious or depressed, exercise can distract your mind. When you exercise with 20PerFit, we keep you engaged in your workout and focused on your target, so you can receive some relief from your symptoms.

Exercising with EMS technology can improve your sleep

Exercising doesn’t just improve your mood, but it can also alleviate some of the symptoms and help avoid the causes of mental health issues. Lack of sleep can both intensify anxiety and be a symptom of anxiety. Exercise increases your body temperature, which can have calming effects on the mind, leading to a much easier time falling asleep. It also helps to improve your circadian rhythm, your body’s natural alarm clock that helps to dictate when you should feel alert and when you should be tired.

Decrease your stress

When you exercise with our EMS technology, part of the goal is to get your heart rate up. While our primary intention with this is to burn calories, lower your cholesterol and train your body to move oxygen and blood to your muscles more efficiently, it also reverses stress-induced brain damage.

It does this by stimulating the production of neurohormones which improve your cognition and mood as well as benefits your thinking which can become clouded by stress. Exercising also encourages the central and sympathetic nervous systems to communicate with one another which helps your body to respond to stress more effectively.

While we’re proud of the advantages that our EMS bodysuit and personal trainers can offer, we also value the mental health benefits provided by our training. Mental health is important and should be looked after just as much as your physical body.

If you’re interested in joining 20PerFit but still have a few questions, then contact our team. They will also be more than happy to guide you through each step of the workout, explain its advantages and offer training advice to meet your goals.

Try it for yourself and reap the benefits.

Book a session here or contact our friendly team on 1300 202 073.

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