How Daily Exercise Affects Your Mental Health

February 26, 2016

Exercise that calls for the utilization of big muscle groups might help relieve the feelings of “repressed” anxiety, and help your overall mental health greatly. Moving, stretching the muscles, the freedom of full-range of motion, and increasing circulation, and so forth, might help persons release tension and hostility.exercise for mental health

Exercise benefits your physical body, controls weight and total appearance. This may certainly help improve your mood through heightened self-esteem and confidence. Persons who exercise frequently feel better as they feel they’re in control of themselves, their body and thus, their lives. A sense of mastery accompanies the improved self-esteem exercise furnishes.

Exercise has been shown to produce beta-endorphins, the body’s own morphine-like painkillers and source of euphoria. This “feel good” sensation is much cited as “runner’s high”.

Exercise is becoming a more accepted form of therapy for mental health. Some of the advantages of exercise in depression are as follows:

1. Individuals have reported that, when they exercise, may think more clearly, feel happy, feel better about themselves, slim down, develop strength, and enjoy a sense of welfare.

2. Exercise expanded positive mood

3. They rest better

4. Get less jitteriness and anxiety

5. Exercise diminished negative mood

6. Exercise bettered vigor

7. Exercise might help in increasing the feelings of coherency

8. Exercise increased the feelings of social integration

Exercise may be as good as and even more beneficial than prescription pills in addressing depression. The cause for this is because exercise has utterly no side effects, in fact it brings with it a number of health advantages. Furthermore, the positive effects of it on the brain are apparent as soon as the first workout is done.

Exercise discharges the natural pain killers of the body, namely the epinephrine and the nor-epinephrine which are likewise known to act as mood-boosters.

You can run, kick box, spin or skip rope, as each of these is high on intensity. If running is a bit much for you, you can begin with walking and slowly promote yourself to a brisk walk and then maybe, to a slow jog. But no matter what you do, understand that your mental health will love the workouts.

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4 comments on “How Daily Exercise Affects Your Mental Health

  1. Justin Skye Mar 27, 2016

    I have heard of the “runners high”. I get that once in a while when I go for a 30 minute walk after dinner. Of course, the weather has to be just right and it helps if I am walking with someone else at the same time.

  2. Cheska J May 15, 2016

    This is true, I work in a mental hospital and it’s a daily routine for the clients to have aerobics or warm up exercises or some dance routines. It’s fun and at the same time therapeutic. Exercise also benefits who are mentally healthy, so really.. we’re not losing anything if we do exercise! I hope people would exercise more, seems like a lot of us have adapted a sedentary lifestyle which does affect our mental health state.