Mental Health Benefits of Exercise and Physical Activity

Research shows the benefits of exercise and physical activity go beyond just physical well-being. Adults should do at least 150 minutes (2 1/2 hours) a week of moderate-intensity aerobic exercise, according to the Physical Activity Guidelines for Americans.

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Transcript

The Mental Health Benefits of Exercise and Physical Activity

Have you been feeling down lately? Try exercising to help improve your mood! Exercise can:

  • Reduce feelings of depression and stress
  • Enhance your mood and overall emotional well-being
  • Increase your energy level
  • Improve sleep

Learn more about the benefits of exercise.

source By https://www.nia.nih.gov/health/infographics/mental-health-benefits-exercise-and-physical-activity