Exercising for a healthy mind!

We all know that regular exercise is good for the body, but exercise is also one of the most effective ways to improve our mental health. Studies show that exercise is very effective at reducing tiredness, improving alertness and concentration, and at enhancing your overall cognitive function. Best of all, you don’t have to be a fitness guru to get all of these great benefits. Modest amounts of exercise can make a difference regardless of your age or current fitness level.

Exercise produces endorphins, which are chemicals in your brain that reduce your sense of pain and improve your ability to sleep. Therefore, it reduces stress in your body. In one study, researchers found that those who got regular vigorous exercise were 25 percent less likely to develop depression or an anxiety disorder over the next five years. Additionally, psychologists studying how exercise relieves anxiety and depression suggest that a 10-minute walk may be just as good as a 45-minute workout.

Physical activity can deliver mental relief and is a natural and effective anti-anxiety treatment. Anything that gets you moving can help, but you’ll get a bigger benefit if you pay attention to your body as you go. Notice the rhythm of your breathing, the sounds in nature, or the way the air moves around you. By adding this mindfulness you may be able to increase the mental impact by interrupting the normal pressures of stress in your head.

Physical activity can deliver mental relief and is a natural and effective anti-anxiety treatment. Anything that gets you moving can help, but you’ll get a bigger benefit if you pay attention to your body as you go. Notice the rhythm of your breathing, the sounds in nature, or the way the air moves around you. By adding this mindfulness you may be able to increase the mental impact by interrupting the normal pressures of stress in your head.

2018-11-13T20:55:50+00:00 November 13th, 2018|