Exercise as well as your Mental Health

 

Exercise & Mental Health

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Ask the Doctor-Exercise and Mental Health

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Why is Exercise Important for Mental Health?

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What is the best physical exercise for your mental health?

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The Connection Between Mental and Physical Health

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Exercise therapy for mental illness

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How to Improve Your Mental Health Depression, Anxiety, Stress

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Exercise is a natural and effective anti-anxiety treatment. It relieves tension and stress, boosts physical and mental energy, and enhances well-being through the release of endorphins. Anything that gets you moving can help, but you’ll get a bigger. In fact, increasingly robust evidence suggests that exercise is not only necessary for the maintenance of good mental health, but it can be used to treat even chronic mental illness.

For exampl. The links between depression, anxiety and exercise aren’t entirely clear — but working out and other forms of physical activity can definitely ease symptoms of depression or anxiety and make you feel better. Exercise may also help keep depression and anxiety from coming back once you’re feeling better.

Exercise and mental health directly impact your overall health. Many studies suggest that exercise helps people cope with mental health problems and that it significantly boosts their well-being. However, a recent study confirmed a hypothesis that should come as a warning to some: too much exercise can negatively impact your mental health.

Research shows that people who exercise regularly have better mental health and lower rates of mental illness. Some studies even suggest that for treating mild-moderate mental health conditions like depression, exercise can be as effective as chatting with a therapist and medication. How Does Exercise Improve my Mental Health? Exercise can be used in many ways to assist in improving and maintaining mental health.

It can reduce anxiety, improve energy levels, and sleep. Moving Meditation. Exercise can help in reducing anxiety levels in several ways.

Firstly, it can allow you to have time to yourself. Over the years, multiple studies have focused on how exercising (and staying active in general) can have a significant impact on mental well-being, irrespective of fitness level or age. So this Sports Day (29 August), get motivated to exercise your way to improved mental health, more satisfying relationships, and overall improved quality of life. Exercise gives people more energy and improves daily functioning, especially when taking into account all of the restful, restorative sleep that they are getting in.

Exercise has a positive impact on mental health conditions, such as. Engaging in wellness activities can have a positive effect on your health and wellness, as well as your sense of inner peace. Mental health activities might include mindfulness or meditation, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy worksheets, Psychotherapy worksheets, and even mood trackers. Find The Line Between Exercise Helping & Hurting Your Mental Health.

It’s important to figure out why you’re trying to talk yourself.

List of related literature:

Regular exercise improves mood and self-image while reducing anxiety and stress.30 Exercising regularly enhances the functioning of the immune system and may reduce symptoms of depression and anxiety.31 Too much physical activity, however, can cause exhaustion or muscle damage, creating emotional stress.

“Alters and Schiff Essential Concepts for Healthy Living” by Jeff Housman, Mary Odum
from Alters and Schiff Essential Concepts for Healthy Living
by Jeff Housman, Mary Odum
Jones & Bartlett Learning, LLC, 2015

Though these are all valid reasons to exercise, they don’t give us the full picture: beyond mental illness lies mental health, and beyond mental health, with the help of exercise, lies flourishing.

“8 Keys to Mental Health Through Exercise (8 Keys to Mental Health)” by Christina Hibbert, Babette Rothschild
from 8 Keys to Mental Health Through Exercise (8 Keys to Mental Health)
by Christina Hibbert, Babette Rothschild
W. W. Norton, 2016

The dose of physical activity or exercise needed to reduce the risk of dementia (including Alzheimer’s), and to ameliorate mental health disorders (e.g., depression and distress) is three to five days per week of 30to 60-minute sessions of moderate-tovigorous activities (moderate evidence).

“Foundations of Physical Activity and Public Health” by Harold Kohl III, Tinker Murray, Deborah Salvo
from Foundations of Physical Activity and Public Health
by Harold Kohl III, Tinker Murray, Deborah Salvo
Human Kinetics, 2019

For example, there is an increase in sedentary lifestyle behaviors and most mental health professionals will admit that one of their greatest challenges is to motivate their clients to regularly practice their prescribed mental health activities for longer periods of time.

“The Wiley Blackwell Handbook of the Psychology of Positivity and Strengths-Based Approaches at Work” by Lindsay G. Oades, Michael Steger, Antonelle Delle Fave, Jonathan Passmore
from The Wiley Blackwell Handbook of the Psychology of Positivity and Strengths-Based Approaches at Work
by Lindsay G. Oades, Michael Steger, et. al.
Wiley, 2020

While these studies and results are promising, there is still much work to be done in identifying the best types of exercise that mental health professionals should recommend as part of ongoing treatment plans (Weir, 2011).

“The Gaslighting of the Millennial Generation: How to Succeed in a Society That Blames You for Everything Gone Wrong” by Caitlin Fisher
from The Gaslighting of the Millennial Generation: How to Succeed in a Society That Blames You for Everything Gone Wrong
by Caitlin Fisher
Mango Media, 2019

Does physical exercise reduce anxious emotions?

“The Psychology of Exercise: Integrating Theory and Practice” by Curt L. Lox, Kathleen A. Martin Ginis, Steven J. Petruzzello
from The Psychology of Exercise: Integrating Theory and Practice
by Curt L. Lox, Kathleen A. Martin Ginis, Steven J. Petruzzello
Taylor & Francis, 2016

It is therefore important to consider the use of exercise to improve physical health outcomes in clinical populations with existing mental health disorders such as depression.

“Encyclopedia of Sports Medicine” by Lyle J. Micheli, M.D.
from Encyclopedia of Sports Medicine
by Lyle J. Micheli, M.D.
SAGE Publications, 2010

In a meta­analysis of some one hundred studies, a team of researchers in London concluded that “exercise improves mental health and well­being, reduces depression and anxiety and enhances cognitive functioning.”

“The Way We're Working Isn't Working” by Tony Schwartz, Catherine McCarthy, Ph.D., Jean Gomes
from The Way We’re Working Isn’t Working
by Tony Schwartz, Catherine McCarthy, Ph.D., Jean Gomes
Simon & Schuster UK, 2010

In a similar vein, Ingledew and colleagues (1998) reported that the long-term maintenance of exercise is associated with exercising more for mood-enhancing reasons than for self-presentational reasons.

“Advances in Motivation in Sport and Exercise” by Glyn C. Roberts, Darren Treasure
from Advances in Motivation in Sport and Exercise
by Glyn C. Roberts, Darren Treasure
Human Kinetics, Incorporated, 2012

The physical and mental health benefits of exercise are well established.

“An Introduction To Counselling” by John McLeod
from An Introduction To Counselling
by John McLeod
McGraw-Hill Education, 2013

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  • Anyone going through it, believe me you’re not alone. Don’t lose hope.
    This poem talks nicely about it, if anyone wants to see; https://youtu.be/ZZLRUltU8oo

  • I’ve suffered from sumat since 1991 age 13 it all started from my brain/mind in 1991 back then being a kid I didn’t understand what it was the illness started from my brain/mind and felt real in my body I still suffer now in 2020 and the last 2 yrs has destroyed me totally

  • My anxiety and depression is terrible. For the last while, I’ve been focusing on each breath I take every second of every day, it affected my walking too and my mind is all over the place to the point where I’m going to panic and lose control. Anything I do to keep me busy doesn’t work because my mind is fixated on this issue, causes me alot of stress and lightheadedness.

  • Peak Your mind, I love your channel so much and I have been a long time fan P.S. I just posted a new video about a similar topic on my channel if anyone is looking for additional tips-just click my icon to take you to my channel (:

  • Excellent video content! Apologies for chiming in, I would love your thoughts. Have you tried Lammywalness Erase Depression Guide (should be on google have a look)? It is a smashing one of a kind product for beating depression fast minus the normal expense. Ive heard some unbelievable things about it and my GF at last got great results with it.

  • My technique is to stay busy and don’t listen or don’t pay heed to negative discussions and talks. And tries to stay calm when about to get angry and distracts myself to positive things.

  • I’ve put my mental health on hold for 3 years and it had gotten bad, well about a month ago I decided to make a change in my life and started working out, eating better only taking in positive vibes and attitudes and I have to say this is the best I’ve felt in so damn long. Thanks for the video ����

  • I can’t even talk to anyone in my family about my mental health coz they are gonna think that I just am copying the actor did suicide of depression…….I know you didn’t want to know but I had to say it

  • I’m watching this video in August 2020. I realized that this channel doesn’t make anymore videos, and that the social media links and websites don’t work. Can someone tell me what happened? And where he is

  • I’m going through the loss of a close family member and I’m so lost ����‍♀️ but mental health is soo important to me! BTW I quit fb a month ago I don’t think I’ll ever go back.

  • Listening to sad music, so basically… listen to your emotions, and don’t put them away makes you less likely to be depressed. I’m sorry but duhhh…

  • This is somethings You’re Doing That Are Hurting Your Mental Health:

    https://www.alikshop.store/2020/01/19/8-things-youre-doing-that-are-hurting-your-mental-health/

  • There’s nothing really wrong with my life but I just had a rant with myself about social media and I’m gonna try to to fix my sleep schedule and limit my use of Instagram per day to 30 minutes.

  • Ive been dealing w/ depression for years but after that i gain anxiety which is much worst, I rather have depression than anxiety. I hate anxiety so much, my stomach hurts and my body feels weak. ����‍♀️

  • if you dont want to watch:::

    1:listen to depressing music
    2:take a break from social media
    3:gratitude journal
    4:relabel and refocus
    5:do for others
    6:go to therapy

    get better soon xoxooxoxoxoxoxo

  • My uncle have for medical reson and then he got in a car accident. This new therapy we have been applying on ti fix it and I approve it without any medical treatment and he is a working person of society. I. Thank u. My uncle jesus.

  • Taking a break from social media is the best. I live in Lebanon, after the explosion the media and live coverage are really putting me down. Just today a 15 years old guy died from his injuries. I just can’t take it anymore i just want this to come to an end. Every time i feel better it gets worse.

  • I’m a social work student who is interested in the effects of exercise in mental health treatment. This is fascinating. Thank you for sharing.

  • We take care of our physical health a lot, as we think that’s what people are going to judge us for, but actually our mental health is what reveals a lot about ourselves. If our mental health is right we treat others nicely, maintain our calm, not react but respond.

  • Although I myself never went to a psychiatrist, because I’m convinced that my mental health is rather good, I agree with you that more people should go to therapy.

    Therapy is not just for crazy people. It’s often the case that people with “mental illness” are just acting weird, because they have some problems that everybody has, and they dealt with it badly.

    We have to break the taboo of going to psychotherapy. It can be so benificial to people. (And I feel like I can say this because I study applied psychology myself)

  • what movie? wanna watch it. sorry but you speak too fast and hit the replay button for 5x still cant get the movie title correctly. Anyone knows? Pls. Thanks. I love your videos btw and your nice smile. A smile that can calm my anxiety. ��

  • I like how your list includes stuff that comes from different aspects of life: journaling and doing for others have a highly spiritual aspect to them, yet there is strong evidence that shows us how important these things are to our wellbeing and health! Taking a break from social media is really something everyone “affords” to do (sadly, in contrast to going to therapy )����. As a psychologist and fellow creator on YouTube I want to say thanks for the list and I hope others found it as informative and helpful as I did! kudos!

  • Mental health is really decreasing with everyone right now. My phones broken. Ive got no one to talk to other than my family who don’t really get me. I’m really struggling and I know a lot of others are. Stay safe. ❤️️

  • My depression got worse because of my insecurity of my own skin. Here in Asia, people are pressured to be lighter than they actually are, whether its family, friends, social media or just society in general, that’s just how it is in Asia. Not gonna lie, I hate Asians, even myself for being one.

    I was bullied for being dark for like a year every single day in school. Even until now they will sometimes talk about my skin colour. Some more I’m not even that dark to be honest, I just have a very dark tan, I’m not born dark at all. Asians are stupid, in western parts of the world, people crave tan skin right? Idk why, but I really feel extremely ugly to have my skin tone. Is my skin really beautiful to your eyes? I have a orange brown skin, but I would say it’s more to brown. To be honest, I tried to lighten my skin because of being bullied. Actually I did, and it didn’t really work, maybe I got a few shades lighter, but I didn’t really notice any difference.

    Spread some love if you think I should appreciate my skin tone and not lighten my skin. Or you can just like this comment.

  • this is amazing. thanks for making this… and what do u think about taking one hour a day to learn a skill from your bucket list and make it in to a weekly video… something like Mike Boyd’s channel or 52skillz i think it would fit with this channel.i think it would be inspirational in terms of living your dream life.

  • I have two brothers who has mental illness and they don’t want to go outside. They don’t want to exercise. We always go to mental hospital but the medicine was just the same and their condition was just the same. I just want to help my mother and father by searching some videos like this. I talked to my brothers but they didn’t want to go out. It’s hard. Thinking of going to private Psychiatrist was very hard, very expensive for both of my brothers. I hope someone can help us.

  • Mental Health is the most important thing for everyone in today’s life. If you are not mentally fit then you will not feel happy in life. Mental fitness is defined as the state of well being, the sense of positivity, how we act, feel, and think. 
    https://gaurav271090.blogspot.com/2020/08/importance-of-mental-health.html?m=1

  • 1. Listen to Sad Music
    2. Social Media Distancing
    3. Gratitude Journal
    4. Relabel Thoughts + Refocus Behavior
    5. Do for OTHERS
    You’re welcome
    I have no friends

  • Hey man, I’m from the UK and currently, I just finished watching this at 04:26am not understanding life??

    I searched ‘how to help your mental health’

    A few videos came up and I watched one, called 5 do’s and don’ts for dealing with others Mental illness by Psych2go

    It was a good watch, I put myself if the shoes of a man trying to help himself?
    Desperately looking to remind him self

    Of his life before mental illness??

    the man loves a woman with all his heart, he has made mistakes in the past but he’s here now and isn’t going anywhere and would do anything for the woman, so much he’s so scared

    The man doesn’t understand life
    The man doesn’t understand himself

    It’s now 04:44am, this comment is my thoughts right now as and when they came into my head

    awesome video mate, I’ve liked and subscribed

  • Nice tips, Thanks! And… I am GRATEFUL! ALWAYS! I AM HAPPY!!! However… I keep on crying… for HAPPINESS!:) Why? Is this good???

  • Hey, thanks for this video. All of these tips are great. There is one thing that most people don’t really know about yet, as the science is new. If you have proper supplementation, geared toward mental wellness, it can make a huge difference. For me, I really struggled to overcome some of the behaviors that came with my anxiety and irritability. I felt like I just couldn’t do what I needed to do in order to get better. Once I added these new supplements, it cleared out all of the static in my head so that I could see more clearly and actually make progress. I would love to talk to anyone about this. It has literally changed my life.

  • Anyone else not got the motivation to make themselves better. I want to stop having anxiety but doing something about it seems so daunting

  • If any one going trough stress or depression thz is for u….dm @anonymous.with.u.on insta!.and share evry thing u going trough etc…thz is only to help ppl who need help…thnk u

  • Thank you so much. I just found your channel. I’m curious, what made you start your channel? 😉 Also, I’m not gonna shun those “unhappy” songs anymore if I’m sad. <3

  • my algorithm is so backwards, i really wish your video was here 3 months ago at my peak of my turmoil. i’m no where near to being healed, so maybe my algorithm is actually on point, no clue, lol!
    nonetheless, i think i’m proud of myself that it didn’t take anymore than 4 months, collectively, to come across this video. appreciate u!!1!!

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  • I really wanted to see a therapist but I couldn’t.. they’re so expensive, and I can’t find someone to lend me money. Do you think I can overcome all this alone?

  • This was great, thanks, I been tryin to find out about “there natural cure for depression” for a while now, and I think this has helped. You ever tried Hanincoln Nanlivia Framework (do a google search )? Ive heard some awesome things about it and my work buddy got great results with it.

  • I know I need to talk to a professional but I’m curious what kind and what you would call what I do. Someone said its OCD but anyways when ever I’m around people in public or even with family and friends it’s like I cant stop thinking they other people are saying bad things about me or making fun of me. Also if I’m in a store and it starts to get busy with people every were I feel like I have having a panic attack and a overlord from all the people thinking things of me. What would you call this? What type of help should I go see?

  • I’ve been suffering with anxiety and depression for so long, and some of the tips your listing my friends told me not to do cuz they would make my depression worse, but I know deep down inside… That it’s good to express how I feel through sad music, reading a book, watching a movie or something…

  • I have depression it has ruined relationships and almost 2 years ago i met my boyfriend who is trying to help since day 1 and I thought I tried to get better but I guess i didn’t I don’t want to lose him and I don’t want to ruin our relationship so I have to get better he can’t continue to waste his time on me like that he deserves better so I will be better

  • People with mental illness gets too lazy,, I know it, forget about Excercise, people with chronic depression do not clean the dishes they eat and they don’t even take care of themselves, of course Excercise helps but in order to get that Excercise spirit in a depressed person is beyond human,, the only way to cure depression is move on with faith hoping everything works fine, and that is the hardest thing to do, my words only make sense to a person who experienced chronic depression over a very long time, others will never know it, you need to be inside the body of a depressed person to known what it is really

  • hello doctor i am 17 years old, i watch a lot of prank, funny, videos online and i dont know why i dont feel happy with my buddies, parents, or anyone, sometimes i feel like quitting everything, please let me know is it because of my online attatchment or what, i also get very easily upset by any little thing, i cannot cope up with bad things, even if i watch movies i get influenced everytime, my life is ruined, i want to be happy, please suggest me strong so i can get back happy and be strong in coping up with negative vibes. please reply fast