Mental Health Benefits of Exercise

Mental Health Benefits of Exercise

You already know that exercise is good for your body. But did you know it also has emotional and mental health benefits?

Stronger resilience: Regular activity can help boost your immune system and reduce the impact of stress. When faced with mental or emotional challenges in life, exercise can help you cope in a healthy way, instead of resorting to negative behaviors like alcohol and smoking.

Higher self-esteem: Regular exercise is an investment in your mind, body, and soul. You’ll feel better about your appearance, and you’ll feel a sense of achievement by meeting even small exercise goals.

exerciseSharper memory and thinking: The same endorphins that make you feel better also help you feel mentally sharp and concentrated. Exercise also stimulates the growth of new brain cells and helps prevent age-related decline.

More energy: Begin with just a few minutes of exercise per day and increase your workout as you feel more energized. Increasing your heart rate several times a week will give you more energy.

Better sleep: Even short bursts of exercise in the morning or afternoon can help regulate your sleep patterns. If you prefer to exercise at night, relaxing exercises such as gentle stretching or yoga can help promote sleep.

What are you waiting for? People who exercise regularly feel more energetic throughout the day, have sharper memories, sleep better at night, and feel more positive and relaxed about themselves and their lives. Be sure to get all the mental benefits you will get just from exercising.

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