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10 Beneficial effects of physical activity on mental health

Beneficial effects of physical activity on mental health:

  1. Decrease in anxiety & depression 
  2. Distraction
  3. Self-efficacy
  4. Self-esteem 
  5. Improvements in mood
  6. Increased cognitive function
  7. Increased mental awareness 
  8. Social interaction


AHA Recommended Physical Activity

Spring is the perfect time to take the first step and get on the path to good heart health. 


Be Active Your Way

Are you wondering about how much physical activity you need each week? Do you want to get active but not sure where to begin? You may find the answers to those questions and more in the article Be Active Your Way.  Read how you can fit physical activity into your life, your way.


Moderate to Vigorous - What Is Your Level of Intensity?

In efforts to improve overall cardiovascular health, the American Heart Association recommends at least 150 minutes of moderate exercise or 75 minutes of vigorous exercise per week – or a combination of the two for adults.

So what exactly do moderate and vigorous exercise mean and how do you know if you’re working out at the right intensity level? There are a couple of ways to measure the level of intensity at which you... [more]


Cardio Vs Resistance Training

You may have a favorite exercise routine. Or you may want to start exercising more. Have you ever wondered whether it’s better to purchase a gym membership, sign up for an aerobics class or buy free weights and resistance bands to use at home? Find out what some experts suggest on whether cardiovascular or resistance training had the edge when it comes to exercising. See if you can guess which type of exercise is... [more]