Benefits of Exercise on Mental Health: Part Three

Female Friends Taking Rest After Fitness WorkoutExercise is great. It's a nice way to get in shape, get motivated to do more things throughout the day and more. Working out can be rigorous and time-consuming, but it can also be simple and enjoyable. For the best holistic mental health therapy in Wilmington, NC, be sure to call Legacy Freedom for help.

Whether you go for a two to three mile jog or walk each evening, hit the gym for 2o minutes per day, or just take the time to do a few exercises at home a few times a week, exercising can change your life.

Over the course of the last two blog posts, we've talked about how exercising can promote better mental health. Those that suffer from depression, anxiety, and other mental disorders can benefit from a quick workout three to four times a week. Those that want to push their well-being even more can work out five to six times per week. It doesn't take long each day. In fact, just 15-20 minutes of exercise can greatly reduce anxiety, stress, and depression, more so than medication.

Establishing a routine is a great way to get yourself motivated. It's also, oddly enough, a great way to stay calm and collected through the day. A routine, especially one that involves a daily workout, will be a stress minimizer. Consider starting or ending your day with a long walk or run. It's a matter of making a routine and sticking to it. Soon, you'll look forward to waking up and exercising or getting off work and going for a run!

Those that have anxiety might benefit from stretching. Though it's not always considered exercise, yoga and stretching are very beneficial. It is also a great workout. It's something that can be done at the first sign of anxiety. Whether you're at home or at work, take five minutes to stretch it out once you begin to feel anxious. Yoga poses can be done in the bathroom, sitting at your desk or outside while you're on a break. Take time to research a few yoga poses that can be done from a sitting position. Also look for those that can be done discreetly. You'll be surprised at how many you find! Taking a few minutes to stretch at the onset of anxiety will help tremendously.

We hope these tips help you with your mental disorder. Don't count exercise out as a beneficial way to reduce stress, anxiety and depression while promoting better mental health.

Holistic Mental Health Therapy in Wilmington, NC

Sometimes professional treatment from a facility like Legacy Freedom of Wilmington is the only way to rise above anxiety, sleep disorders and the symptoms you encounter with these. We offer tailored treatments that help the direct needs of each of our patients. Support structures are a vital part of all recovery ventures. Several of our therapies occur in a group setting, surrounding you with the support you need to get back on the right path.

If you’d like to learn more about our alternative programs for mental health therapy in Wilmington, NC, feel free to contact Legacy Freedom for help. We are standing by to help you regain your strength and find the path to health and recovery.

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