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Mental health and exercise

Nowadays, our lifestyle does not give our brains the opportunity to relax, which has detrimental effects on our mental health, including our emotional, psychological, and social wellbeing. Consequently, it affects the way we act, feel, and think. It also affects how we cope with stress, relate to others, and make choices. From childhood through adolescence and into adulthood, mental health is crucial. Mental health disorders can affect anyone, regardless of their age, income, or ethnicity. According to the WHO, mental health refers to more than just the absence of mental disorders. It involves not just preventing active conditions, but also maintaining overall wellbeing and happiness. Furthermore, they stress the importance of maintaining and restoring mental health on an individual level as well as in communities and societies everywhere.

Factors influencing mental health

There are many factors that influence mental health issues. For example, biological factors, such as the presence of a gene linked to a mental health disorder like depression or schizophrenia, do not guarantee the development of the condition. It is also possible to have mental illness if there is no family history or related genes. Or it could be due to continuous social and economic pressure. Having limited financial means or belonging to a marginalized or persecuted ethnic group can increase the risk of mental health disorders socioeconomic conditions. As a result of underlying, life-changing physical health issues, such as cancer and diabetes, mental health disorders such as stress, depression, and anxiety can develop.

Mental health benefits of exercise

Exercise has many benefits, not only for your physical health, but also for your mental health. As you exercise, chemicals in your brain are stimulated that improve memory and learning as well as your mood. Physical activity and exercise has many benefits. It can:

  • Give you a feeling of well-being even if you do not feel well;

  • Prevent diseases such as heart disease, high blood pressure, diabetes, obesity, cancer, dementia, Alzheimer's disease, and Parkinson's disease heart and lung disease, high blood pressure, diabetes, obesity, cancer, dementia, Alzheimer’s disease and Parkinson's disease

  • You may be able to lose weight if you want to, which is good for your health and for your self-esteem lose weight if you want to, which is good for your health overall and might be good for your self-esteem.

Exercise releases chemicals such as serotonin and endorphins that improve your mood. Additionally, it can get you out of the house, help you feel less lonely and isolate you, and connect you with other people. Exercise can reduce your stress and symptoms of mental health conditions, such as depression and anxiety, and aid in your recovery. stress and symptoms of mental health conditions like depression and anxiety, and help with recovery by exercising regularly, you can reduce your stress and symptoms of mental health conditions like depression and anxiety, and aid in your recovery from mental health problems. Exercise can also improve your sleep, which is crucial in many ways. As a result of exercising, your brain receives more blood. It increases the size of the hippocampus, a brain region responsible for memory. It also increases communication between brain cells. As a result, your memory is improved and you are better protected from injury and disease. A minimum of 30 minutes of moderate to intense physical activity most days of the week. physical activity By combining shorter sessions of 10 to 15 minutes over the course of the day, you can make up 30 minutes.

Practicing mindfulness mental health and reduces stress. Finding motivation or staying motivated to exercise may be challenging for you. Consider ways to incorporate exercise into your daily routine and lifestyle. Find a sport or activity that you enjoy, and ask your family or friends for support. Combine your exercise routine with a healthy diet to boost your motivation and energy for exercise.


Those who exercise 30 minutes regularly have better mental health and motional wellbeing, and mental illness is less likely. Exercise improves our mood, concentration, and alertness, as well as our cardiovascular and overall health, which is crucial with mental illness.

About author:

Dr. Shah Alam is a neuroscientist and the views expressed in this article are his own.

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