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Exercise for the Mind

In honor of Mental Health Awareness Month

Mental Health Awareness Month is dedicated to acknowledging that mental health is an essential part of life and those struggling are deserving of support and care.

Mental illness affects 19% of adults, 45% of teens and 13% of children. The most common are anxiety and mood disorders that include: PTSD, OCD, panic attacks, phobias, depression and bipolar disorder.

Having a good mental health improves your life in a numerous of ways and there are many ways to do so. Exercising is one way that has shown to have a positive impact on mental health and well-being.

Exercising Methods

Exercise is a natural treatment that helps boost your mood, outlook, and mental well-being. Studies have shown that exercise can treat mild to moderate depression because it functions as an antidepressant.

Some exercises that have shown to improve mental health:

  • Running for 15 minutes or walking for 1 hour has shown to reduce depression by 26%.

  • Any physical activity can be an anti-anxiety treatment. When focused on something like your steps it interrupts constant worries.

  • Going on a long walk can be meditative, relaxing, and therapeutic.

  • Turn those long walks into meal donations!

  • Meditation calms your mind.

  • Check out our Spotify account - we've created a mediation playlist!

Exercise is a great way to boost your mental health and create a positive, healthy mindset. Don't forget to turn those active minutes into meal donations for someone in need.

Positivity impact your health and the health of others!

If you are struggling with mental health, there are plenty of resources and methods that will guide you in a positive direction. The best way to improve your mental health depends on what's best for you.


For more resources about mental health, visit Mental Health Resources. Vizer Inc.

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