Mental illnesses include but are not limited to; depression, anxiety, post traumatic stress disorder and schizophrenia. In Australia an average of one in five people will experience a mental illness at some stage in their lives.
What are the benefits?
Exercise has many benefits including the release of chemicals like endorphins and serotonin that improve mood state. Exercise improves your ability to deal with stress, self esteem and energy levels as well as giving you a sense of accomplishment. Exercising with others can also be a great social activity.
WHAT ARE SOME MENTAL HEALTH CONDITIONS THAT HAVE BEEN RESEARCHED AND EVIDENCE SUPPORTS EXERCISE AS AN EFFECTIVE THERAPY?
HOW CAN AN EXERCISE PHYSIOLOGIST HELP?
An exercise physiologist will work with you to develop an exercise routine specific to your conditions, fitness level and goals. An exercise physiologist will also work with you to grow your motivation for exercise and work with you to identify strategies to help you build and maintain an exercise routine.
Exercise has many benefits including the release of chemicals like endorphins and serotonin that improve mood state. Regular exercise can be used to increase the release of these hormones to reduce symptoms and manage mental health conditions.