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the benefits of

EXERCISE
Mental Health

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mental health:

n.

a state of well-being in which the individual realizes their own
abilities, can cope with the normal stresses oflife, can work
productively ...and is able to contribute to their community

n.

exercise:

any movement that results in energy expenditure above its
resting rate (see also: physical activity

*

150 15
minutes of exercise
per week per the
recommendation of
Canadian Society
Exercise Physiology

Exercise doesn't have to be
in a gym! Physical activity in
a less structured
environment has also been
shown to have significant
health benefits

% of Canadian
adults who meet
the recommended
amount of exercise

What can exercise do for you?
dementia
alzheimers
stress
anxiety
negative impact of life events
tension
anger

mood
self-esteem
social involvement
quality of sleep
energy
memory
concentration

How does it fight mental illness?

1
2
3
4

prevents poor mental health
improves mental health
treats mental disorders
improves the quality of life of people with mental illness

YOUR BRAIN ON

EXERCISE

ANXIETY

relieves stress, relaxes muscles,
reduces the risk of panic reactions
in anxiety patients when they are
faced with “fight or flight” situations

ADHD

DEPRESSION

PTSD

DEMENTIA

improves concentration,
motivation and memory,
by increasing dopamine,
norepinephrine and serotonin

exercise can treat mild to moderate
depression, as well as prevent relapse
through improved sleep and endorphins

can help you begin to move out of the
the immobilization stress response
that characterizes PTSD and trauma

The best
exercise is
the kind
you love!

analyses show a protective effect
of physical activity against
Alzheimers as well as all forms
of dementia combined

Barriers
to exercise and
how to fix them

1. can't afford it
2. don't have time
3. not motivated

1. walk, run, or do
online videos
2. multitask!
commute on bike
or dance while
cleaning
3. find something
you love !

Do something
good for
yourself
today.

GET UP
GET MOVING
GET BETTER
ev o'driscoll 2016
www.mindingourbodies.ca/about_the_project/literature_reviews/physical_activity_and_mental_health
www.apa.org/monitor/2011/12/exercise.aspxhttp:// ontario.cmha.ca/network/the-gold-standard-getting-physical-for-mental-health/
www.helpguide.org/articles/exercise-fitness/emotional-benefits-of-exercise.htm www.csep.ca/CMFiles/Guidelines/CSEP_PAGuidelines_adults_en.pdf
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