Want to feel better? It's time to get moving. Exercise is one of the best ways to feel good physically and mentally. Staying physically active strengthens muscles and may help strengthen parts of the brain. In fact, studies show regular exercise is good for the mind. A study in the ARCHIVES OF INTERNAL MEDICINE indicated that people who exercised the most had a 90% lower risk of reduced mental ability. Reports from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention state that exercisers are less likely to develop dementia or Alzheimer's disease than those who did not exercise.
You can feel better by staying active. Benefits from exercise include: more energy, reduced stress, lower anxiety, less depression and better sleep. Experts suggest 30 to 60 minutes of aerobic and muscle strengthening exericse at least three times a week. Do something you enjoy - you're more apt to keep going. And try new physical activities which will challenge your body and your brain. Learning a new dance step can be fun and stimulate body and mind!
If you are having trouble getting started in an exercise program, use a professional to help get begin. A personal trainer may be willing to help design a stimulating program for you. A clinical hypnotherapist can stimulate your motivation so you can work out and feel better with exercise.