Many of you probably know the physical benefits of regular exercise. However, research shows that a regular workout can improve your health, and mental health in particular. Below is an article with information from a recent study that describes how exercise can help to treat symptoms of depression and anxiety. Give us a call at (919) 790-2288 if you would like to speak with Dr. Patrick about a personalized exercise plan, or if we can help you in any way.
How Exercise Can Boost Your Mood
Interested in boos
ting your mood? Exercise can make a big difference.
Research continues to show that adopting a regular workout schedule will not only improve your overall health and keep things like diabetes and high blood pressure away, but it can also do wonders for your mental health. In a recent Mayo Clinic research finding, researchers found that exercise is effective for symptoms of depression and anxiety. According to researchers, exercise releases feel-good brain chemicals that may ease depression (neurotransmitters and endorphins) and reduces immune system chemicals that can worsen depression.
In addition, exercise has positive effects on your overall well being such as giving you confidence by making you feel better about your overall appearance and helping you cope with constant daily stressors.
If you are looking for a mood booster, strap on your workout
shoes and get going. Even a simple walk will give you the boost you are looking for. By doing exercises that get your heart pumping, you will begin to see positive results that can brighten your overall mood. Anything that gets you off the couch and moving is exercise that can help improve your mood.
For more tips on what exercise program works best for you, talk to your doctor.
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