I use to work out a long time ago. But I remember not enjoying it (I'm super lazy). Still I find many people, even therapists, recommending it. So might as well get your opinions on it.
I watched a documentary recently... Dancing (any form) is Fun & maintains good muscle mass compared to the Gym which is Dull & maintains less Muscle mass. So Haks turn up some dancing music & Just Dance... Its an Holistic approach... Every bit of your Body, Mind & Soul will benefit!... :)
Yes, exercising helps my mood. I am 63, so I don't over do it, but it makes me feel better.
I have been a powerlifting for over 20 years. It's the only place I can relax and leave my demons at the door.
Walking is my way of getting myself at peace and to enjoy just being alone in a different way. Walking does lift my mood. Just realized it is one of my big causes of frustration at the moment: We moved into a housing complex with nowhere to go walking ! And it is miles out of town...there is a river though, will change to rowing.
I'm also lazy AF! Lol!!! I never thought i'd even have a gym membership. But gyms are so cool these days. there are so many interesting classes for different people. I started with yoga becasue i use to do it before i joined the gym so i started with that and then gradually moved to more active classes like dance kick boxing - i loved it, got gloves and everything! it made me feel so strong, like a champion!! but i moved to spinning because the routines started being monotonous. So i'm currently spinning and that's also fun because i can do the class at my own pace...try different stuff out and you'll find your rhythm. I also enjoy speed walking, but brisk walking is also beneficial, skipping also.