It has long been proven that exercise can help you feel better while reducing the risk of illnesses like heart and lung disease, high blood pressure, diabetes, obesity or cancer.
But exercise has also been proven to help our minds by helping to ward off dementia, Alzheimer’s disease and even Parkinson's disease. Physical activity also stimulates chemicals in the brain that improves mood as well as give a boost to the areas of the brain responsible for memory and learning.
Here are some additional mental benefits of regular exercise:
Most guidelines recommend adults do at least 30 minutes of moderate to intensive physical activity on most or all days of the week. You can make up 30 minutes over the day by combining shorter 10-to-15-minute sessions.