Healthy body AND healthy mind result from exercising

Exercise can not only boost you physically, but mentally also.
The term “healthy body, healthy mind” couldn’t be truer.
In fact, for some people exercise literally is the best medicine.
Other times, exercise is recommended in addition to medication and/or psychotherapy to help with mental health issues.
Seek a doctor’s advice before beginning an exercise program to help with anxiety or other mental health issues.
Studies have shown that regular exercise can improve a person’s mood, and reduce anxiety, in addition to improving overall physical health.
Here are three great reasons exercise can help with your mental state:
Distraction – Focusing on exercising can help block other thoughts that you might be anxious about.
Improves body chemistry – Exercise releases pent up adrenaline, which will help you have less “nervous energy” as they say for later in the day.
It also releases endorphins, which are hormones that make you feel good.
Better self-esteem – Last, but certainly not least, if you follow a regular exercise program you should feel better about yourself and that will boost your self-esteem.

At Home Fitness consultant Aaron Dorksen’s blog deals with a variety of fitness topics, ranging from workout tips, motivational ideas and feature stories on how exercise impacts people’s lives. E-mail him with comments, questions or ideas for future blogs at