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Exercise and mental health

Exercise and mental health

When we think of exercise, we often take into account the physical but not mental affects.Time and time again, evidence in the literature typifies the incredibly powerful effects of exercise on mental health.

I know this is easier said than done, especially those with known clinical issues – but why opt for drugs and chemicals when you can participate in a noninvasive, fun and beautiful activity which has been shown to trump any form of medication?

When describing the effects of exercise on the brain, I like to use the analogy of coal and diamond.

Given modern day society and everything coupled with it, our minds are like coal – full of stress, thoughts, emotions and different levels of anxiety.

Don’t you want to clear your mind and simply view life through a clear and stress-free lens? I’m sure you do. This is where the diamond fits in.

Exercise can be the driving force to the transformation of our mind– from a jam packed, stress mind to a clear and mindful one. From coal to diamond.

The benefits of exercise on the brain are endless. To name a few, exercise can help reduce stress, anxiety and fatigue. Whether you are at work, playing sports or simply conversing, exercise can also improve memory, decision-making, problem-solving skills and decrease reaction time. Also, exercise can provide you with a surge of energy levels and increase your concentration and focus that even caffeine can’t match!

Doesn’t all this sound beautiful? Exercising daily will only attract positive things your way, believe me.

EXERCISE is MEDICINE. That’s a fact.

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