It’s common knowledge that even a little bit of exercise is good for the body.
“Studies show that getting in shape also has great benefits for your emotional wellbeing.”
That’s right, simply by joining your mates for a game, going for a run or ditching the car for a bike or a pair of runners can help fine-tune your mind as well! Looking after your body may help prevent and treat mental health conditions, as well as lifting your overall mood and reducing your risk of developing depression and dementia as you age.
With mental health issues becoming more of an issue in our society (1 in 5 experience mental health issues in any given year), now’s the time to start pounding the pavement!
Emotional wellbeing benefits of exercise
- More energy and ‘spark’
- May reduce anxiety and lift your mood
- Team sports improve your social connections
- Better sleep
- Improved self-confidence
- Helps reduce stress
- Improved concentration
- Helps you divert your thoughts
- Improves resilience and hardiness.
With so many benefits, we reckon there’s more than enough reasons to get active, starting today!
MensLine Australia is available 24 hours a day, seven days a week, with professional counsellors providing information and support for all emotional health issues.