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: https://www.verywellmind.com/definition-of-mental-illness-4587855)
(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
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