Exercise - The Ultimate Mood Improver
As we ease our way into cooler weather and darker days, it gets harder and harder to stick to a regular exercise regimen. Most people know about the physical benefits of regular exercise like decreasing blood pressure and protecting against heart and other chronic and acute diseases, but did you know that it can actually help improve your mood?
Several studies have shown that regular exercise can decrease the symptoms of depression- particularly mild to moderate forms. Have a look at this article from Harvard Medical School which summarizes these effects.