Guess what?! There is this amazing therapy that is free for everyone. All you need is two feet (and many very accomplished practitioners don’t even have that!). … It’s called exercise!
All kidding aside, there is more and more evidence coming to light about how your brain health is intricately intertwined with the health of the rest of your body. The IHRSA Wellness Report posted “In addition to building strength, exercise benefits mental health” yesterday.
“Exercise improves blood flow to the brain, it helps the body detoxify, it puts you on a better cycle of physical behavior, and it leads to decreased stress. It also improves thinking and mental function and decreases your tendency toward addiction,” said Dr. Marc Siegel, an internist at New York University Medical Center and an associate professor of medicine at the NYU School of Medicine.