There’s a slew of research showing that regular exercise is good for you.
Whether you enjoy biking, running, hiking, fitness classes, or lifting weights, exercise can help prevent weight gain, improve heart health, and reduce cancer risk.
But for many people the most powerful impact of exercise is on their mental health; they see improvements in the symptoms of depression, such as low mood, loss of interest in activities, and feelings of worthlessness.
I know this is true for me and it’s what keeps me motivated to workout consistently!
Now there’s science to back up the amazing impact of exercise on mood. Compelling studies suggest exercise provides feel-good effects and may prevent or mitigate the symptoms of depression.
That said, exercise alone is not a cure for depression. If you suspect you may have a clinical condition, please consult with a mental health expert for a proper diganosis and treatment.