How Exercise Improves Your Mental Health 
Blog #8
Everyone knows that exercise is important for physical health, but it can also play an important role in mental health. Studies have shown that regular physical activity can help reduce symptoms of depression and anxiety, while increasing feelings of self-esteem and wellbeing. In this article, we’ll look at how you can use exercise to improve your mental health. 

The Benefits of Exercise on Mental Health 
Regular physical activity has been proven to have a number of psychological benefits, including reducing stress, improving sleep quality, increasing self-confidence and reducing anxiety. Additionally, research has found that regular exercise can increase levels of serotonin, which is a neurotransmitter responsible for regulating mood and feelings of wellbeing. Exercise also releases endorphins – hormones which are associated with feelings of happiness and joy – making it an effective tool for combating depression and low moods. 

Getting Started with Exercise 
If you’re new to exercise or haven’t done any in a while, the thought may be daunting at first. However, there are many different ways to get started depending on your lifestyle and preferences. If you don’t know where to begin, consider hiring a personal trainer who can provide guidance about what type of exercise would be best for you and help motivate you to stay consistent. Alternatively, if you like the idea of working out from home or outdoors you could try some free online workouts or join local running clubs or outdoor fitness classes.  

Making Exercise Part of Your Life 
Once you’ve gotten started with exercising regularly it’s important to make it part of your lifestyle so that it becomes a habit rather than something that needs to be forced every day. Try scheduling regular workouts into your calendar as if they were any other appointment; think about when would work best for you given your other commitments (e.g., morning vs evening). Additionally, find activities that you enjoy doing such as running with friends or joining a sports team – this will make it easier to stay motivated in the long run!   
Exercising regularly is one way that we can positively impact our mental health and wellbeing. Despite initial reservations about starting an exercise routine, there are many different types of activities available depending on individual preferences and lifestyles – from free online workouts to personal training sessions or outdoor fitness classes - so there really is something for everyone! Making exercise part of your life takes commitment but by doing so it will become easier over time; ultimately resulting in improved mental health and increased happiness!

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