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As psychiatrists in August County, VA, Shenandoah Psychiatric Medicine is dedicated to improving your mental health. It’s a commonly known fact that exercise has countless benefits for your physical health, but it has almost as many for your mental health too. Here are a few of the many benefits exercise has for your mental health, according to Mayo Clinic:

  • Exercise releases chemicals that put you in a better mood. In addition to that, feeling healthy and being happy about your physical appearance “can boost your confidence and improve your self-esteem.”
  • Exercise gives you more energy. As the Mayo Clinic states, “Exercise delivers oxygen and nutrients to your tissues and helps your cardiovascular system work more efficiently. And when your heart and lung health improve, you have more energy to tackle daily chores.”
  • Exercise improves your quality of sleep, and better sleep can also work to improve your mental health.
  • Exercise can introduce you to new friends that you might not have met otherwise.

For all of your mental health needs, contact us at Shenandoah Psychiatric Medicine in Augusta County, VA.