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Exercise and Your Mood: Benefits for Your Mental Health

Why Exercise Lifts Your Mood Exercise has great benefits for your physical health – it can strengthen your muscles, improve your cardiovascular system, and reduce your risk of diseases like stroke and diabetes. But, did you know that exercise can have benefits for your mental health too? Exercise causes your brain to release chemicals including […]

Seasonal Affective Disorder: Exercise Can Help

Call it the doldrums, cabin fever or an instinct to hibernate: the shorter, grayer days of fall and winter can sometimes get you down. Cold weather is inevitable, but the “blues,” known as SAD (seasonal affective disorder), do not have to be! In fact, a dose of regular physical activity may boost your mood. Researchers […]