The Effects Of Exercising On Your Brain Essay

757 Words Nov 18th, 2015 4 Pages
For me, as a kid exercising came in the form of fun and games like playing hopscotch, climbing trees, and running around the play ground with friends. Unfortunately, I eventually grow older and exercising became much more complex. Not only is my body much different from when I was younger, but my interests shifted as well. Workout facilities such as, Anytime Fitness, Lifetime Fitness, and Plant Fitness have become the new playground for exercising. One of the things that doesn’t change, however, is the fact that exercising is always important no matter how old you are. Many people understand that exercising is the best way to keep your body healthy and lean even if they don’t live by it, but what people don’t realize is that it has a major impact on your mental health and happiness. Part of the reason people don’t realize this is because there is much less evidence on the impact of exercising on your brain rather than on your body. While many psychologists prescribe medicines for mild mental illnesses, exercise can replace the many drugs and has no negative side effects. Exercising truly does have many impacts on the brain including an increase in mental health. Many people who suffer from chronic depression may find exercising very advantageous, but still once the patient is diagnosed with depression their doctor will give them the specific treatment they need. Unfortunately, those who suffer from prenatal depression, a common psychiatric disorder in pregnant women,…

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