Exercise and Mental Health

Exercise and Mental Health
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Exercise can improve our mental health. Scientists have discovered that when we exercise, our muscles release chemicals called myokines that travel to our brain and act as an antidepressant. Exercise also releases neurotransmitters that have a positive impact on our brains. Studies have shown that exercise can help reduce depression and improve self-esteem and life satisfaction. So next time you're feeling down, try going for a walk or joining a sports team. It might just make you feel better!
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Exercise can improve our mental health. Scientists have discovered that when we exercise, our muscles release chemicals called myokines that travel to our brain and act as an antidepressant. Exercise also releases neurotransmitters that have a positive impact on our brains. Studies have shown that exercise can help reduce depression and improve self-esteem and life satisfaction. So next time you're feeling down, try going for a walk or joining a sports team. It might just make you feel better!
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There is a relationship between physical activity and mental health. Research has demonstrated that during exercise, muscles secrete chemicals known as myokines into the bloodstream. These proteins cross the blood-brain barrier and function as an antidepressant by improving mood, learning ability, locomotor activity, and protecting the brain from the negative effects of aging. Additionally, exercise releases neurotransmitters such as dopamine, noradrenaline, and serotonin that positively impact brain function. A synthesis study of the effect of exercise on major depressive disorder and depressive symptoms showed moderate to large effects of exercise on depressive symptoms. These findings suggest that exercise is an efficacious treatment option for those suffering from depression.
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There is a relationship between physical activity and mental health. Research has demonstrated that during exercise, muscles secrete chemicals known as myokines into the bloodstream. These proteins cross the blood-brain barrier and function as an antidepressant by improving mood, learning ability, locomotor activity, and protecting the brain from the negative effects of aging. Additionally, exercise releases neurotransmitters such as dopamine, noradrenaline, and serotonin that positively impact brain function. A synthesis study of the effect of exercise on major depressive disorder and depressive symptoms showed moderate to large effects of exercise on depressive symptoms. These findings suggest that exercise is an efficacious treatment option for those suffering from depression.
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