The best way to exercise for your mental health

The best way to exercise for your mental health

We all know exercise is good for you.

And many of us know that exercise is not just good for our physical health, but also for our mental health.

Exercise and activity are potent stress busters; and powerful happiness enhancers.

But did you know there’s a way to exercise that maximises the benefits you get in terms of happiness and mental health? If not, keep reading…

via Greatist by Susan Kaufman

Hitting the gym is pretty much always good for your body, no matter how you do it. But a new study found that working out in groups (taking classes, exercising with friends, anything) is way better for your physical, emotional, and mental health than going it alone.

Cool, but by how much? After months of tracking their quality of life, the participants who worked out in groups said their mental health was 13 percent better than it was before, and their physical and emotional health improved by about 25 percent. Even better, their stress decreased by almost 26 percent, which is (obviously) no small amount…

…keep reading the full & original article HERE