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Exercise and Mental Health

One in five Australians will experience a mental health condition in any given year. Furthermore, one in two Australians will experience a mental health condition in their lifetime. With statistics like these, it’s important that we speak out more about our mental health and become aware of the ways in which we can manage these conditions.

Research has thoroughly demonstrated the positive benefits of exercise on mental health. Exercise can assist in managing conditions such as anxiety, depression, and PTSD, that’s just to name a few.

The benefits of exercise include but are not limited to:

  1. Increased well being
  2. A boost in brain power
  3. Increased confidence
  4. Improved quality of sleep
  5. Increased self-esteem
  6. Reduced anxiety
  7. Positive mood function
  8. Reduced depression
  9. Increased energy levels
  10. Reduced stress levels

If you are finding yourself facing mental health struggles drop into an Optimum Health Solutions clinic and talk to one of our Accredited Exercise Physiologists who can tailor an exercise program to suit your needs!

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