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Why are you recommending exercise for my condition? I thought medication would be enough.

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Last Updated: 12/20/2021 at 4:40am
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June 14th, 2018 8:56am
Exercise releases endorphins which help to lift our mood naturally. Medications may help with pain management or regulating aspects of conditions etc but exercise allows your body a natural way to relieve stress and produce those feel good hormones which are beneficial
December 20th, 2021 4:40am
Undertaking regular exercise is very important for our mental and physical well-being. Every time we exercise, endorphins in our brain are released which gives us increased physically energy and also lifts our mood. Daily exercise can help us think more clearly and help put ourselves in a positive mindset. Thinking more clearly and feeling more positive can help can enable us to feel more able to manage issues we are facing. If you aren’t physically active, perhaps try and get out for a short walk once a day and see the difference it makes. Exercise improves mental health by reducing anxiety, depression, and negative mood and by improving self-esteem and cognitive function.