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Benefits exercise has on our mental health

Mar 3 2023

Reduces stress

Exercise reduces levels of the body’s stress hormones, such as adrenaline and cortisol

Improves sleep

Are you finding it difficult to drop off? Try a short workout or brisk walk. A single 30-minute workout can reduce the time it takes you to fall asleep and help you sleep longer overall.

Increases motivation

Exercise increases the production of endorphins that help you to produce a feeling of positivity, helping us to keep motivated.

Reduces social isolation

Joining a group fitness class or team sport, or even a parkrun is a great way to meet new people or to grow your friendship circle. Find an activity you enjoy and share it with like-minded people. For fitness class ideas, check out our activity page.

Improves symptoms of depression

Exercising regularly builds up resources that bolster resilience against our negative emotions.