Making physical activity a routine part of clinical care
There is lots of research that shows why physical activity has fantastic benefits to mental health. When we exercise the body releases cortisol, these can help to reduce stress levels and make our problems seem more manageable. Exercise will can help patients to feel more tired at the end of the day which in turn should lead to better sleep. When exercising endorphins are released that can help to lift your mood and give you more energy.
Mind have created a wealth of resources to help you support and advise patients on how to introduce exercising into their daily living in a way that works for them.
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