Exercise and Mental Health

Did you know 1 in 5 persons will experience a mental health problem or illness in a given year? Exercise can play an important role in your mental well-being.

Exercise can optimize mental health by:

1.Boosting happy chemicals - exercise releases endorphins which crate feelings of happiness 2.Reducing stress - exercise increases concentrations of norepinephrine, a chemical which can moderate the brain’s response to stress

3.Increasing relaxation - a moderate workout can facilitate sleeping