Starting a fitness program may be one of the best things you can do for your health. With your doctor's OK to exercise, physical activity can reduce your risk of chronic disease, improve your balance and coordination…
We often hear about the physical benefits of exercise (e.g., increasing heart
health), less often are the psychological benefits promoted. Yet, engaging in a ...
But that's not the only benefit. As immediate past president of APA's Div. 47 (
Exercise and Sport Psychology), she's well aware of the mental health benefits of
Oct 7, 2013 ... One of the most common mental benefits of exercise is stress relief. Working up a
... Park, PA, USA. Journal of Sport and Exercise Psychology.
Mar 27, 2013 ... By Sophia Breene Many people hit the gym or pound the pavement to improve
cardiovascular health, build muscle, and of course, get a rockin' ...
The literature continues to expand supporting major health benefits of regular
physical activity and exercise including a reduced risk of cardiovascular disease,
Jun 24, 2015 ... Here are some of the biggest psychological benefits of exercise, which we
compiled using research from the Association for Applied Sport ...
Improved self-esteem is a key psychological benefit of regular physical activity.
When you exercise, your body releases chemicals called endorphins. These ...
Are there psychological benefits of exercise? Read the latest in this collection of
recent MEDLINE abstracts.
The mechanism by which physical activity may reduce the effects of depression is
speculative at best. Psychological function is influenced strongly by blood ...