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Ways to Nurture Your Mental Health Through Physical Activity

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We are all aware of the positive effects that exercising has on our bodies. Just 150 minutes of exercise per week can help you with everything from improving your bones and joints to having a healthy heart. However, are you aware that psychical activity is also beneficial for our minds? While mental health issues stay widely under-reported, in 2017, it was estimated that over 970 million people in the world were struggling with a mental or substance use disorder. That means that around one in every seven people is affected. Anxiety and depression are the most common mental health issues...

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How exercise rewires your brain

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A study shows that when you exercise, your brain rewires itself to handle stress better. If you exercise regularly, you will be preparing your body and brain for day-to-day stresses. This is in correlation with how exercise can benefit your mental health. Learn the science of how exercise rewires your brain in the video below! https://youtu.be/Aj_5SGdx7Xk

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How Preventing Depression Could Add Years To Your Life

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According to the Department of Psychiatry at Washington University in St. Louis, Missouri, of the estimated 17.5 million Americans who are affected by some form of depression, 9.2 million have major or clinical depression and two-thirds do not seek proper treatment (www.psychiatry.wustl.edu/depression/depression_facts.htm). Depression is a major culprit in the factor of “lost years of healthy life”. In addition to the risk of suicide, which is the tenth leading cause of death among American people who suffer from depression often suffer from poor diet. Recovery and Prevention No one recovers from depression overnight. American actress Patty Duke summed up recovering from...

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