The benefits of exercise on mental health
Physical activity is an often-overlooked intervention for helping certain mental health conditions. Aerobic exercise such as jogging, walking, cycling and swimming have been proven to help reduce anxiety and depression.[v] Exercise improves blood flow to the brain and is believed to positively affect various regions of the brain that deal with stress, mood, and motivation.
Health benefits of regular physical activity include:
Increased interest in sex
Improvement in mood
Increased energy and stamina
Reduced tiredness that can increase mental alertness
Reduced cholesterol and improved cardiovascular fitness