The answer to everyone’s question ‘can exercise help improve your mental health?’
In many countries, exercise or increasing ones daily activity is prescribed to patients suffering from mental health issues such as depression, anxiety and low self-esteem, way before prescription drugs.
And rightly so!
Not to say that prescription drugs are bad necessarily…
In lots of cases they are crucial to level-out the chemical imbalances in the brain.
We should always strive to fix any issues of mental health by using alternative methods such as exercise first, before the use of strong anti depressants are introduced.
Exercise releases hormones such as dopamine, noradrenaline and serotonin which we know as endorphins.
These are our bodies feel-good chemicals. They’re awesome! They are exactly what you need to improve your mental health.
So, if you’re feeling anxious, depressed or have low self-esteem or self worth, try some sort of exercise.
This can be anything from walking, cycling, swimming or any other sport or gym related activities.
YES! Exercise CAN help to to improve your mental health.
If you have tried this and it still doesn’t fix your issues, then consult your doctor who can advise on the next plan of action.
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Until next time…