The Benefits Exercise Has on Your Mental Health

The Benefits Exercise Has on Your Mental Health

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As part of Mental Health Awareness Week, volunteer Margaret Hughes talks about how regular exercise can help your mind. Regular exercise can have a very positive impact on depression and anxiety. It also relieves stress, improves memory, helps you sleep better and boosts your overall mood. And you don't have to be a fitness fanatic to reap the benefits. Research has shown that physical activity releases chemicals in your brain that make you feel good, boosting your self-esteem, helping you concentrate as well as sleep, look and feel better. Not bad for something we can quite easily do for free! Being active doesn’t have to mean taking out an expensive gym membership, jogging at 5am or sporting spandex. There are so many ways to be active and they can all…
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