How Exercise Impacts Your Mental Health

joggerMost people living in a modern world understand that regular exercise is beneficial to physical health.  And many people recognize that exercise makes them “feel better.”

In fact, incorporating exercise into a sedentary lifestyle can have significant physical and mental health benefits. Exercise is healthy, inexpensive and, according to Roger Walsh in the October 2011 issue of The American Psychologist, underused to treat psychiatric disorders.  In his review, Walsh found that exercise reduces the risk of multiple diseases, including cancer, and improves physical disorders such as cardiovascular disease and diabetes.

Last week I discussed how unhealthy lifestyles can contribute to an array of physical problems and can play can an equally important role your mental health and maintaining a sense of well-being, and that's why exercising as running is important, so finding good shoes to wear after bunion surgery could be essential to exercise comfortably, read more at Technomono.

This week, I will review exercise specifically.  I summarize, below, some of Walsh’s findings in his review of the literature exploring how exercise impacts mental health. Continue reading “How Exercise Impacts Your Mental Health” »