It has long been postulated that exercise is one of the most powerful anti-depression medications available. There have been studies done around the world that back up that concept and go even farther to state that regular exercise in an integral component of mental health.
So... what are the positive effects of exercise on mental health? Here are just a few:
- Reduction in stress and stress indicators
- Improved self esteem and body image
- Improved sleep and quality of sleep
- Increased mobility and pain reduction
It seems that a little exercise can go a long way to give "the blues" a swift kick in the pants! Check out this post on the new Strong Medicine blog for more information on how exercise can you give you a mental and physical boost!