Physical Wellbeing IS Mental Wellbeing

Although often overlooked, research shows that exercise is very beneficial for mental health.  Physical activity can help prevent mental health issues before they even start.  Research shows that physical activity can also improve symptoms of many existing mental illnesses. Increased physical activity can improve energy, support a more restful sleep and enhance mood. (Supporting link:

(Disclaimer) If you suspect you have a mental illness or you're being treated by a mental health professional, ask about how you can incorporate physical activity into your treatment.

A qualified mental health professional can make suggestions about the best strategies for treating your specific condition.

Physical Activity and Exercise Can:

  • Alleviate Depressive Symptoms of

    • Fatigue, Tension, Anger and Reduced Vigor

  • For Panic Disorder, PTSD and Anxiety

    • Proactive Way to release pent up tensions and reduce feelings of fear and worry

  • Reduce Panic and Anxiety Attacks

    • Decrease body’s sensitivity to and decrease intensity and frequency of these attacks

  • Promote Confidence

  • Decrease Stress Hormones

  • Distract from Negative Thoughts and Emotions

  • Improves Overall Health and Longevity, thus Preventing Stress and Improving Immune System 

  • Creates Opportunities for Social Support

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