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Exercise

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If you are exercising regularly, you will enjoy the following benefits:

  • an overall feeling of well-being
  • enhanced ability to sleep with more restful sleep
  • improved memory and ability to concentrate
  • a decrease in some uncomfortable symptoms
  • decreased irritability and anxiety
  • improved self-esteem
  • weight loss
  • improved muscle tone
  • increased endurance
  • increased mobility

Do you exercise regularly to help reduce unpleasant symptoms and improve your overall stamina and health while reducing stress?

If not, how could you make that happen?

With some illnesses or disabilities your ability to exercise may be limited or restricted in some way. You may be able to exercise for only short periods of time. You may need to avoid strenuous activities. You may be able to exercise only some parts of your body. You may need to avoid moving some parts of you body. You can do the same kind of exercise every day or vary it according to the weather, what you feel like, and what things you need to get done. Is your exercise tailored to meet your specific needs?

If not, what do you need to do to make sure your exercise protocol is the right one for you?

If you haven’t exercised recently or have health problems that may affect your ability to exercise, check with your physician before beginning an exercise program.


Sourced in July 2017 from:

Center for Mental Health Services
Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services
Administration
5600 Fishers Lane, Room 15-99
Rockville, MD 20857
SMA-3718

 

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