The Most Underused Medication for Mental Health | The effects of exercise on mental illness
Today I want to talk about the most underused medication for mental health struggles: Exercise.
Now, please listen clearly I am not saying to stop seeing your doctors, psychologists psychiatrists, and other specialists who are helping you on this journey. In the blog Everyday Health they say:
“Exercise won’t cure anxiety or depression, but the physical and psychological benefits can improve the symptoms,” explains Sally R. Connolly, LCSW, a therapist at the Couples Clinic of Louisville in Kentucky. “Research shows that at least 30 minutes of exercise three to five days a week can significantly make a difference.” Some studies have suggested that regular exercise can help alleviate anxiety as much as anxiety medications, and the anxiety-relieving effects of exercise may last longer than those of drugs.”
Love to hear your thoughts on the most underused medication for mental health being exercise.
Added Aug 23, 2021
The largest chapter in my book Parenting: Navigating Everything is on this topic of mental health. Check it out!
Click here for a link to a LIVE presentation I did called Hope for the Walking Wounded. It is my talk on mental health.
Check out this video as well.