Everyone is always looking for a hobby to improve their health and get them moving. Photography can be that hobby. Though it is not the same as going for a run, photography can aid in your development of a healthy lifestyle.
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Creating Art Relieves Stress
The average person has 60,000 thoughts a day so when doing art, a person concentrates solely on the art and allows them to forget about whatever is bothering them. Art can act as a release and can be a good, positive way to express your emotions. Creating art also puts you in “the zone” which is a very good place to be as it allows you to focus on one thing at a time and places you in a trance like state.
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Gets You Moving
Photography is not a hobby to do sitting down. It involves walking around and constantly shifting to get that perfect angle. This kind of movement is perfect exercise. You can increase the amount of exercise photography involves by taking photo walks regularly to enhance your photography skills and to get your 30 minutes of daily exercise.
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Boost Your Self Esteem
Like any hobby, the better you get at photography the better you feel. When you finally get a concept you’ve been struggling with forever, you feel incredible. Getting a really good shot can also make you feel this way. Feeling like you are good at something is great for improving your self confidence.