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Mental And Physical Health Benefits Of Exercise!

Updated: Jan 24, 2019

It is extremely important to keep active on a daily basis for your physically health, but I believe it is even more important for your mental health!


Below are the Benefits exercise can have on your physical and mental health...


A healthier state of mind

A number of studies have found that exercise helps depression. There are many views as to how exercise helps people with depression:

· Exercise may block negative thoughts or distract you from daily worries.

· Exercising with others provides an opportunity for increased social contact.

· Increased fitness may lift your mood and improve your sleep patterns.

· Exercise may also change levels of chemicals in your brain, such as serotonin, endorphins and stress hormones.


Benefits of regular physical activity

If you are regularly physically active, you may:

· reduce your risk of a heart attack

· manage your weight better

· have a lower blood cholesterol level

· lower the risk of type 2 diabetes and some cancers

· have lower blood pressure

· have stronger bones, muscles and joints and lower risk of developing osteoporosis

· lower your risk of falls

· recover better from periods of hospitalisation or bed rest

· feel better – with more energy, a better mood, feel more relaxed and sleep better.

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