Exercise is not only good for the body، but also for the brain، though scientists have cautioned that too much of it would have a negative effect on mental health، as the Technical Times said.
A recent report revealed that a teen was hospitalized after being diagnosed with rhabdomyolysis for working out too much. There is also apparently a similar risk when it comes to mental wellness، so health buffs should hold back from exercising for too long. A study that was published in The Lancet Psychiatry journal further confirmed that physical exercise leads to better mental health. The researchers from Yale University and the University of Oxford took a look at 1.2 million Americans in the study، which looked to prove the link between exercise and mental wellness.
The participants were asked to estimate the number of days over the previous month when they give their mental health a "not good" rating، due to factors such as depression، stress، and emotional issues. They were also asked how often they worked out over that time.
According to the results of the study، people who exercise report experiencing 1.5 fewer days of poor mental health per month، compared to people who do not exercise. All forms of physical activity were found to improve mental wellness، but the most effective were team sports، aerobics، cycling، and simply going to the gym.