The Benefits of Working Out for Our Mental Health

exercise has been proven to be an essential coping strategy for managing feelings of depression or anxiety.

Since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic, a startling 4 out of 10 people have reported symptoms of anxiety or depression, as compared to 1 out of 10 in 2019. Contributing to the rise in mental health concerns during this time is the change to everyone’s routine (e.g., childcare, nutrition, wellness, exercise) forced on them by the virus.

Strength training not only builds muscle, boosts strength, and burns fat, but it has a considerable positive impact on our daily mindset. In fact, exercising of all types—aerobic, resistance training, swimming, yoga—provides real benefits to the brain and our ability to persevere through life’s challenges.

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