Why Working Out Improves your Mental Health

Exercise isn’t only about aerobic capacity or muscle size. Working out has many positive benefits not only does it change your physical appearance, improve your sex life, add years to your life, it has also been shown to dramatically help mental illnesses.


Studies show that exercise can treat mild to moderate depression as effectively as antidepressant medication. In addition to relieving symptoms of depression research has shown if you keep a healthy exercise routine regularly it helps prevent your from relapsing. Exercise is a powerful depression fighter for many reasons. It helps promote positive changes in the brain such as reduced inflammation. New activity patterns and the production of a chemical called dopamine also known as the “feel good chemical” which improves and boost your moods drastically making you feel accomplished and rewarded.


Exercise can also serve as a distraction from the negative thoughts allowing you to take some quiet time to recover and break the chain of negative thoughts. Exercise also helps with anxiety acting as an anti-anxiety treatment; it reliefs stress and boost endorphins. Exercise is linked directly to stress relief so not only can you get in shape but also your brain and body can get a break from stress. Just 30 minutes a day, 3 times a week of activity a week has been shown to reduce stress levels dramatically. When you relief stress, your muscles aren’t as tense in your face, back, neck, and chest. You can process thoughts more clear, your overall mood is more positive and lower stress levels lead to a longer happier healthier life.


In conclusion exercise helps with multiple mental illnesses which many people suffer from everyday, it’s helps you feel great about yourself and everyone around you can feel your positive energy and emotions vibrating off you. Exercise can be anything that gets you moving such as walking, running, biking, swimming or picking an enjoyable childhood sport.


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