Tag: mental health


Social Benefits of Being Active

Living an active life isn’t just about the physical outcomes. There can also be many social benefits such as spending time with a friend, getting to know your co-workers better, or meeting new people. By involving others in your activity, you’re more likely to make it a habit and enhance […]


Preventing Chronic Disease with Activity

Physical activity is essential for good health. Conditions such as cancer, heart disease, diabetes, and arthritis are all chronic diseases and are largely preventable, in part by keeping physically active. Here are some ways that physical activity has been shown to help prevent chronic disease: Physical activity can lower the […]


Mental Health Benefits of Physical Activity

Regular physical activity is associated with numerous mental health benefits, including better sleep, sharper mind, increased positive outlook and reduced stress. Many changes occur in the body during physical activity. One is the release of endorphins, chemicals that promote feelings of well-being. Physical activity also increases body temperature and blood […]