More and more people have joined their local gym to improve their body physique. We’ve constantly been told how exercise can be beneficial physically, but it also has a huge impact mentally!

According to the American Psychological Association, exercising can be served as a mood enhancement; it can also enhance our reflex especially in a fight-or-flight situation. Overall, exercise provides a great buffer to our brain. Moreover, studies have shown that exercise can further improve the condition of mental illnesses such as depression, anxiety, stress, ADHD, PTSD and more.


You may wonder what kind of exercise is most effective when improving our mental wellness; according to Geisinger Careworks, they have listed a few specific exercises like aerobic exercises, yoga, and jogging.

This may be a surprise, but you can also improve your cognition simply by walking! Walking has not only been proven to have positive effect physically, but it can be a lot effortless and enjoyable. Try going for a walk after dinner next time, and you may find yourself feeling happier and healthier.