Physical activity is an effective way to maintain good mental health. In fact, studies show that exercise can help reduce stress, anxiety, and depression. A study published in JAMA Psychiatry found that exercise can help reduce depressive symptoms in adults. Additionally, another study published in the Journal of Anxiety Disorders showed that exercise can improve anxiety symptoms in people with anxiety disorders.
Exercise also improves cognition and memory. A study published in the Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry and Neurology found that exercise can improve memory and cognitive function in older adults. Additionally, another study published in the journal Neuropsychology, Development, and Cognition showed that exercise can improve cognitive performance in children and adolescents.
Finally, exercise can improve overall health by increasing levels of serotonin and dopamine in the brain, which can help improve mood and motivation.