Mental Health Benefits of Exercise

"Walking in Paradise" photo by Flickr user TimOve

“Walking in Paradise” photo by Flickr user TimOve

We’ve all heard exercise can reduce stress and boost happiness, but does it really work?

Turns out, exercise releases endorphins, your brain’s “feel-good neurotransmitters.” Studies have shown that exercise can reduce symptoms of depression and anxiety, and can help us shift our mood. More than taking a snooze or bubble bath, walking has been found to increase feelings of well-being and vigor. Walking outside can even give an added boost to beat the blues!  Read more about the 13 Mental Health Benefits of Exercise over at The Huffington Post, then get out there and move knowing you’re on the road to healthy, stress-free, happy living!

5 responses to “Mental Health Benefits of Exercise

  1. It’s sort of contrary to what we think we need (we expect sitting, diving into a tub of ice cream, sleeping will make us feel better) – that when we’re down, the best thing to do is get up. But the studies continue to point to exercise’s mood-inducing benefits.

  2. Mental health benefits can make a big difference onto the inner and outer part of a person. Once you enhance you mentality, you are open already on the other aspects such as physical, emotional and spiritual. Whatever we think, once we tried on putting it onto its good condition or normal thinking then you are sure enough that you are mentally healthy.

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