We all know that a workout is good for your body! But it is also one of the best ways to improve your mental health.
As someone who struggles with anxiety I can attest to the fact that fitness has been a huge benefit to my mental health. It is a mood booster, helps regulates my sleep and has also been a great way for me to get out of my head –It’s almost like a full body mediation. My exercise of choice is a combination of walking and spine classes!
Because, I am not an expert on the topic of Mental Health I would suggest you getting the facts on how fitness helps from here (The Help Guide to Mental and Emotional Health)
But if you’re looking for a quick overview on fitness and mental health.. Here are a couple of my favorite points from he guide:
- Studies show that exercise can treat mild to moderate depression as effectively as antidepressant medication—but without the side-effects, of course.
- Exercise promotes all kinds of changes in the brain, including neural growth, reduced inflammation, and new activity patterns that promote feelings of calm and well-being. It also releases endorphins, powerful chemicals in your brain that energize your spirits and make you feel good.
- With regular exercise you can expect: Sharper memory and thinking, higher self-esteem, better sleep, more energy, and stronger resilience.
- You can reap all the physical and mental health benefits of exercise with 30-minutes of moderate exercise five times a week. Two 15-minute or even three 10-minute exercise sessions can also work just as well.
I encourage you all to get out and get at least 30 minutes of activity a day, even if it’s just a walk around your neighborhood. Over time you will notice a world of a difference.
If you struggle with anxiety or depression and have already incorporated fitness into your daily routine, I would love to know what you’re doing?! If It’s working and the changes you’ve seen from it.
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