Exercise: Even Better for the Brain Than We Thought

Mental illnesses like sadness and anxiety are difficult to treat. Many people benefit from medications, but they have a high failure rate and can have unpleasant side effects. It takes a long time and costs a lot of money to go to talk therapy. And neither method is effective in preventing the illnesses from arising in the first place. However, many individuals neglect another alternative that, when used properly, may be one of the most effective, least inconvenient, and least expensive methods to manage mental health disorders: exercise. Exercise is well-known for its physical benefits, and it has long been recommended for mental well-being. However, scientists are getting closer to figuring out just how exercise works its brain magic.