Six surprising ways exercise can improve your mental health

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by Jane Sandwood

“What is the first thing that comes to mind when you’re depressed? You probably don’t think, ‘Hey, I should go for a run!’ This is especially true if getting motivated to do physical exercise is difficult for you. Yet, this is precisely the habit you need to get into if you want to improve your mental health. Here are six reasons why that is.

“Free Your Mind of Negativity

“Exercise will take your mind off the nonstop flood of thoughts in your head and get you out of the house. Your thoughts have the potential to turn negative when you have unstructured time. You can redirect your thinking in a more mindful and positive direction by filling your time with physical activity.”

Read this article in its entirety at the Mental Health of Lancaster County blog site.

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