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9 Mental Health Benefits of Exercise

Priya Johnson Feb 24, 2021
We're all aware of the various physical benefits of exercise. But, how much do we really know about the mental benefits exercise imparts. Let's find out...
Peaceful

Sleep
1
It has been scientifically proven that physical activity promotes better sleep. Incorporate moderate exercise in your daily regimen to improve the quality of your sleep.
Good Mood
2
Exercise is seen to elevate one's mood. An overall sense of well-being is experienced due to the release of happy hormones. People who exercise regularly are seen to be less cranky and in higher spirits.
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More Energy
3
Exercise is conducive to higher energy levels. It gives you that additional boost of energy to take on all that the day dishes out at you.
Reduces Anxiety
4
Physical activity is seen to release endorphins in the blood stream. Endorphins are happy hormones which relax the body and reduce anxiety and stress.
Inspires
5
Believe it or not, exercise is seen to be highly motivational. It's proven to be inspirational, giving you that nudge to follow your dreams.
Improves focus
6
Exercise is seen to improve concentration. In this world of a million distractions, it's definitely a major benefit.
Improves

 self-esteem
7
Exercise helps keep weight gain in check. A healthy and fit body is conducive to a spirit with high self-esteem.
Spearheads

creativity
8
Outdoor exercise is highly beneficial. The fresh air and nature relax your mind and get your creative juices flowing.
Enhances

memory
9
Studies have shown a certain link between exercise and memory boost. It's also seen to enhance thinking skills.
Exercise is a blessing, not a chore.

 I work out because I'm grateful I physically can.