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Exercise for Mental Health

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Exercising has a lot of positive points, and is beneficial for your mental health as well. Here are some Mental Benefits of exercise that are very crucial to overall health.  Not only does exercise keep our heart and body healthy, but it allows our mind to function properly.  When your body is function properly your mind function properly and the mind will not function properly unless your body is working properly.   The state of your mind affects your body.

Why bother with exercise?

To work properly, your body needs regular exercise – and most of us feel good when we are active.

Until the last 100 years or so, you had to be quite active to just live your everyday life. Now, in modern Western societies, so much of what we used to do is done by machines. We drive cars, so we walk less, vacuum cleaners make cleaning easy, and washing is done by a machine. At work we may not even have to move around in the office – it’s enough to sit at the computer. It doesn’t help that modern high-energy foods make us put on too much weight – or that, (in the West at least), food has never been cheaper or easier to buy.

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Makes you feel better
Mood Booster
Confidence
Helps you body to have a high pain tolerance
Improve brain power
Improves you character
Self discipline
Helps with addiction recovery
Combat depression
Reduces anxiety
Improves concentration

Maybe you exercise to tone your thighs, build your biceps, or flatten your belly. Or maybe you work out to prevent sickness such as heart disease, diabetes, and cancer.  But did you know exercising improve your mind? “Exercise is the single best thing you can do for your brain in terms of mood, memory, and learning,” says Harvard Medical School psychiatrist John Ratey, author of the book, Spark: The Revolutionary New Science of Exercise and the Brain. “Even 10 minutes of activity changes your brain.” So lace up those sneakers, get moving!

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