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Physical Fitness & Mental health


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Mental health

Studies have shown that physical activity can improve mental health and well-being.This improvement is due to an increase in blood flow to the brain and the release of hormones. Being physically fit and working out on a consistent and constant basis can positively impact one's mental health and bring about several other benefits, such as the following.

Physical activity has been linked to the alleviation of depression and anxiety symptoms.
In patients suffering from schizophrenia, physical fitness has been shown to improve their quality of life and decrease the effects of schizophrenia.
Being fit can improve one's self-esteem.
Working out can improve one's mental alertness and it can reduce fatigue.
Studies have shown a reduction in stress levels.
Increased opportunity for social interaction, allowing for improved social skills
To achieve some of these benefits, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention suggests at least 30-60 minutes of exercise 3-5 times a week.

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