Now more than ever, it is important to highlight the benefits of exercise and physical activity on our mental health. Mental health involves an individual’s emotional, psychological, and social well-being. Furthermore, there are many factors that contribute to the status of an individual’s mental health. As physical therapists, we focus on improving the brain’s natural chemistry through exercise.
When we exercise, natural chemicals called neurotransmitters are released in the brain.
Research shows that exercise decreases stress and reduces anxiety and depression.
Whether you are a beginner or a competitive athlete, being consistent is the most important thing. Physical therapists help by holding you accountable and working together to reach your goals.
For beginners, getting starting can be hard. But, we are here to help! Here are 3 tips that assist with getting started.