News & Events / Benefits exercise has on our mental health
Mar 3 2023
Exercise reduces levels of the body’s stress hormones, such as adrenaline and cortisol
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.
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.