How Exercise Affects Your Mental Health

Exercise has many benefits, not only for your physical health but also your mental health. In your brain, exercise stimulates chemicals that improve your mood and the parts of the brain responsible for memory and learning.

Regular exercise can:

Exercise can have a positive impact on your mental health and mood. For example it:

Exercise can also affect your mind by increasing:

  • blood flow to the brain which helps you think more clearly
  • the hippocampus, the part of the brain responsible for memory.
  • connections between nerve cells in the brain.

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