Today it’s well known that exercise and regular physical activity activity acts as some of the best preventative health measures you can take. A healthy lifestyle combats the risk of obesity, diabetes, heart disease, cancer, and so many more diseases and ailments. But, considering your mental health is just as important as your physical health one may wonder if exercise could have or has the same positive effects for the mind.
Researchers in Japan have uncovered a new potential cause of depression that may aid in the development of new medications that better treat the mood disorder that affects over 300 million people worldwide.
A new study suggests that regular exercise can reduce instances of poor mental health. Researchers concluded that all exercise types contributed to better mental health among participants, but that team sports, cycling and aerobic and gym activities had the largest positive effect.