Sports: do they improve mental health?

September 2015

Sports: plays a huge role in promoting and maintaining mental wellbeing.



Exercise and sport helps in the following ways.

Anxiety


Many studies have linked being physically active to a reduction in anxiety and its physiological symptoms.

Depression

  • Many studies carried out between 1990 and 2006 show that participating in regular physical activity results in the reduction and sometimes even the prevention of depression.
  • This reduction is most successful in those mild to moderately depressed.

Being physically active must be an important part of depression treatment


Without going into the various treatments for depression (medicinal, analytical therapy, behavioral...), many studies specify that physical activity must always be suggested when dealing with depression.
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See also


Sport: Facteur d'équilibre de la  santé mentale
Sport: Facteur d'équilibre de la santé mentale
Deporte : factor de equilibrio de la salud mental
Deporte : factor de equilibrio de la salud mental
Sport fördert die Ausgeglichenheit und die mentale Gesundheit
Sport fördert die Ausgeglichenheit und die mentale Gesundheit
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