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One step at a time: how to improve mental health through fitness

theguardian.com

Mental Health on the Rise

Mental health issues are on the rise globally, due to a complex life that has us pursue perfection in every aspect of our lives.

Cases of chronic depression and anxiety are normally treated using antidepressants and therapy, but they may have a limited effect.

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Exercise to treat Depression

Regular exercise can treat mild to moderate depression, as good as the antidepressants.

Exercise provides us with feel-good chemicals made naturally inside our body, as the brain releases endorphins, dopamine, and serotonin.

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Exercising for Self-Esteem

Exercise also has a psychological benefit of making us feel great.

Using exercise as a social activity, we improve our self-esteem and get to meet new people, forming healthy and positive connections

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Nature Therapy

Just by being in nature, out in the sun, doing any outdoor activity has been shown to have benefits for our mental health.

Getting out, getting your Vitamin D and some fresh air works wonders for your mood.

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