Enhance Your Mental Wellbeing Through Physical Activity

Anxiety and depression impact over 40 million Americans, and globally, dementia affects 50 million individuals, with an additional 10 million new cases reported annually, according to the World Health Organization. Additionally, prevalent mental health conditions such as ADHD and PTSD can be profoundly debilitating. It’s important to note that these staggering numbers don’t encompass the numerous undiagnosed and unreported cases.

Whether you’re grappling with a diagnosed mental health issue or simply experiencing a downturn in mood, incorporating an exercise regimen can positively impact your emotional state, fostering a better perspective and enhanced cognitive clarity. The infographic provided below, titled “Brain and Body: Mental Health Benefits of Exercise,” outlines the advantages of exercise and offers motivational techniques. It is a valuable resource for those unfamiliar with the connection between physical activity and mental health or for individuals struggling to find the motivation to exercise.

While exercise is not a comprehensive solution for mental health challenges and should be complemented by other forms of treatment under the guidance of a mental health professional, even moderate physical activity is likely to improve sleep, cognitive function, and overall mood. These improvements contribute to a more effective response to additional forms of treatment. Continue reading to delve deeper into the topic.

Infographic created by Re|Claim Fitness, work with a personal trainer New Lenox

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