Mental Health Benefits of Exercise

March 16, 2021

Mental health is a critical aspect of all our lives. It affects us all to a degree emotionally, psychologically, and socially. A clear and fresh mind allows us to maximize our daily potential! There are many ways to deal with issues that surround the umbrella of mental health, exercise included! If you find yourself struggling in any capacity, exercise is something you can do on your own, without the help of anyone else to give yourself a timely lift.

Mood Booster!

Exercise is actually scientifically proven to ease the effects associated with depression and anxiety. When we exert ourselves, physically, our brains release a natural chemical called endorphins. This chemical is responsible for feelings of happiness and euphoria. If you find yourself in a fog, lacking energy or just looking for a mental edge, exercise is always an awesome idea.

Decrease Stress

Chronic stress is extremely unhealthy. It can cause increased heart rate, high blood pressure, affect the way we sleep among countless other things. Not only can moderate exercise improve heart health but, it’s a great way to release that negative energy into something positive. Physical exertion is also critical if your stress levels are impacting the way you sleep. If you aren’t getting enough exercise or activity during the day, stress has a higher likelihood to impact you throughout the night.


Exercise can improve your self-image in a variety of ways. Exercising can give you a sense of daily accomplishment. It can also help you manage or control your weight. Being overweight is a cause for low self-esteem for many. Knowing you are putting energy into improving or maintaining that area of your life can be an extremely rewarding feeling.

Brain Boost

Studies have shown that consistent exercise can have a positive impact on our brains. These impacts vary from improved memory, preventing cognitive decline as we age, and overall intelligence. Exercise can strengthen a part of the brain called the hippocampus which is responsible for memory and learning. A simple jog a few times a week can be all it takes!

SimpleTherapy allows you to achieve all these benefits to a degree. Some of our exercises contain enough rigor to give yourself that daily edge. Many of our other exercises are more geared to give you a calming effect. These less challenging, and slow-paced movements can allow you to better decrease stress, get in tune with your breathing, and help you achieve a better night of sleep. Our platform adjusts to you personally so you can continue to utilize your sessions in whatever way works best for you!

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