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The Mental Health Benefits of Exercise

The Mental Health Benefits of Exercise
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The pandemic has thrown many challenges our way. Being quarantined at home, not meeting friends & family, and other restrictions have prven challenging. This post has nothing to do with swimming or the beach, but with mental wellness.

You already know that exercise is good for your body. But did you know it’s also effective in dealing with depression, anxiety, stress, and more?

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What are the mental health benefits of exercise?
Exercise is not just about aerobic capacity and muscle size. Sure, exercise can improve your physical health and your physique, trim your waistline, improve your sex life, and even add years to your life. But that’s not what motivates most people to stay active.

People who exercise regularly tend to do so because it gives them an enormous sense of well-being. They feel more energetic throughout the day, sleep better at night, have sharper memories, and feel more relaxed and positive about themselves and their lives. And it’s also powerful medicine for many common mental health challenges.

Regular exercise can have a profoundly positive impact on depression, anxiety, ADHD, and more. It also relieves stress, improves memory, helps you sleep better, and boosts your overall mood. And you don’t have to be a fitness fanatic to reap the benefits. Research indicates that modest amounts of exercise can make a difference. No matter your age or fitness level, you can learn to use exercise as a powerful tool to feel better.

Outdoor activities like hiking, sailing, mountain biking, rock climbing, whitewater rafting, and skiing (downhill and cross-country) have also been shown to reduce the symptoms of PTSD.

At The Beach Company we have partnered with fitness agency ForceFit to bring home workouts, set up home gyms & provide personal training to help combat the downside to this pandemic. They can be reached at +91 98211 78528

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