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8 Science-backed Mental Health Benefits of Exercise

Christine Castillo, from siege media, shared with Healthy Lombard that starting the day off right might mean a big glass of milk or a hot cup of coffee. For others, it’s that morning run, yoga session, or full-body workout at the gym. Exercise is one of the best ways to keep yourself healthy from a physical standpoint. But not many know about the mental health benefits of exercise. It goes a long way towards helping improve things like mood and can even help combat depression.

The recommended daily workout from the World Health Organization (WHO) is 75-150 per week. If you can work that into your routine within the week you should start feeling the benefits.

But to really grasp the science behind these exercise benefits, check out this visual from Naked Nutrition that looks at the 8 ways exercise benefits mental health

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